The winners of the 2014 international Design for Experience awards.
Article No :1434 | May 8, 2015 | by UX Magazine Staff
Presenting winners of the 2014 Design for Experience awards. These people and organizations are doing vanguard work in the field of experience design and were selected as winners based in large part on what we can learn from their work. Watch for articles over the coming months that explore the winning entries in more detail.
Often, the core principles that underpin experience design can be readily applied outside the sphere of digital products and services. Fitsme is a perfect example of this. Focusing on a very real problem faced by amputees—getting dressed on their own—Fitsme creates custom clothing that’s easy for people with missing or partial limbs to put on. Magnetic clasps replace buttons for easier fastening and other modifications can be designed for each individual. For example, Alex Koslow, who was born without a right leg and wears a very heavy prosthetic, sought a pair of pants with an internal elastic panel that grabs the prosthetic below the ”knee” to help her carry the weight of her leg. Fitsme delivered.
Fitsme Fashion gained a real star model today for our photo shoot to display our line of anti-microbial and wicking fabric PJs.
Read the funny, touching, inspiring story of our model, Air Force pilot and service-related arm amputee John, as written by his wife, Ginger T. Manley.
When Ginger Manley boarded a train from Innsbruck to Zurich in the summer of 1967, she had no idea of the adventure she was about to embark upon. Beside the railroad track in Feldkirch, Austria, Ginger, a registered nurse on the lam from a year of intensive trauma nursing, met John, an ex-fighter pilot and service-related arm amputee–and immediately disliked him. Two months later they married in what seemed a fairy-tale story but no happily-ever-after occurred for many years hence. Now at almost fifty years into their marriage, Ginger offers a sometimes stark and often humorous look into a marriage of three entities–herself, John, and that damn artificial arm of his. It is a story of inspiration, courage, and love–and of the importance of humor in triumphing over obstacles.