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Why I won’t “try on” disability to build empathy in the design process (and you should think twice…



Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium amelia abreu Why I won’t “try on” disability to build empathy in the design process (and you should think twice about it.) Dr. Michelle Nario-Redmond in low-vision simulation goggles (Photo from Hiram College) When we talk about usability, or accessibility, one word that’s bound to come up is “empathy”. What is empathy, exactly, and how do you get it? Defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”, empathy is more complex than it sounds. As Leslie Jamison writes,