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From the Ted Talk by Elise Roy: When we design for disability, we all benefit

Unscramble the Blue Letters

dsgien thinking is such a successful and versatile tool that it has been applied in almost every industry. I saw the potential that it had for the issues I fcead, so I decided to go back to school and get my master's in social design. This looks at how to use design to create positive change in the world. While I was there, I fell in love with woodworking. But what I quickly realized was that I was missing out on something. As you're working with a tool, right before it's about to kick back at you — which means the peice or the tool jpums back at you — it makes a sound. And I couldn't hear this sound. So I decided, why not try and svloe it? My solution was a pair of safety gassels that were engineered to visually alert the user to pitch changes in the tool, before the haumn ear could pick it up. Why hadn't tool deegisnrs thought of this before?

Open Cloze

______ thinking is such a successful and versatile tool that it has been applied in almost every industry. I saw the potential that it had for the issues I _____, so I decided to go back to school and get my master's in social design. This looks at how to use design to create positive change in the world. While I was there, I fell in love with woodworking. But what I quickly realized was that I was missing out on something. As you're working with a tool, right before it's about to kick back at you — which means the _____ or the tool _____ back at you — it makes a sound. And I couldn't hear this sound. So I decided, why not try and _____ it? My solution was a pair of safety _______ that were engineered to visually alert the user to pitch changes in the tool, before the _____ ear could pick it up. Why hadn't tool _________ thought of this before?

Solution

  1. designers
  2. glasses
  3. solve
  4. design
  5. jumps
  6. faced
  7. piece
  8. human

Original Text

Design thinking is such a successful and versatile tool that it has been applied in almost every industry. I saw the potential that it had for the issues I faced, so I decided to go back to school and get my master's in social design. This looks at how to use design to create positive change in the world. While I was there, I fell in love with woodworking. But what I quickly realized was that I was missing out on something. As you're working with a tool, right before it's about to kick back at you — which means the piece or the tool jumps back at you — it makes a sound. And I couldn't hear this sound. So I decided, why not try and solve it? My solution was a pair of safety glasses that were engineered to visually alert the user to pitch changes in the tool, before the human ear could pick it up. Why hadn't tool designers thought of this before?

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