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2022

A colour palette to be used in the public space, designed with regard to people suffering from colour vision deficiencies and in accordance to industrial colour standards.

JAN GARSTKA POLAND www.jangarstka.com

Project description:

The palette is the basis for a system that is designed to collect data from other palettes and the results of experimental work in order to expand its scope. In this way, you can choose the colours for the original palette, which, containing green and red, will still be recognizable to people with deuteranopia. This allows us to expand the accessibility of public spaces, make it safer for people with a range of colour blindness, and provide a basis for public safety regulations. This design is a data aggregation methodology and is intended to expand the possibilities of inclusive design, rather than limit them.

 

Bio:

I was studying Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw and Design on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd I began my career as a designer in 2016. In 2017 I received the must have award at Łódź Design Week for a project in which I was working as lead constructor and designer. Since then I worked as a freelancer finishing my degree. In 2019 me and my colleagues have established a coop design studio "TAKŁADNIE" which now counts up to 20 individual designers. We are running a company working in areas from industrial design to social design.

As a biotechnologist I was working in medical diagnostics and got experience in neurobiology lab work. I was also consulting numerous projects and art exhibitions that involved bioart and critical art in the area of environmentally engaged art.