James Morley-Smith • TED Salon: Zebra Technologies
How your impairments can be an advantage
After his son lost his sight, design technologist James Morley-Smith observed how he adapted to interact with the world around him, such as learning to play piano, black keys first. This tactic — factoring in immutable limitations — inspired Morley-Smith to approach his design from a new angle by considering impediments first. "It doesn't matter what is impairing you from reaching your goals," he says. "Reframe them, and they might just be the advantage you need."