Themes: Culture and Participation
Why I choose to join Disability, Design and Innovation MSc
Disability, Design and Innovation is a toolkit that enabled me to embrace my prior experience and skills and broaden my vision for future possibilities
I’m Tamari and I’m an MSc student on the Global Disability Innovation Hub's 'Disability, Design and Innovation' programme, and I couldn’t be happier to choose this course.
To begin with, I found this course at the moment in my life when I was trying to make a shift from medicine to innovative technology development. Initially, my desire to help people regain control of their health and physical abilities lead me to medical school. However, after graduating from med school, I realised I wanted to go beyond the clinical walls to the open world. For me, Disability Innovation is a perfect collision of my two passions, desire to help and thirst for understanding innovative technologies implementation possibilities. Disability Innovation is not only about the medical diagnosis but about empowering diversity and difference, acknowledging our future, utilising the latest technological advancements, and designing for people with people to make an impact.
In my view, the MSc Disability, Design and Innovation is a toolkit that enabled me to embrace my prior experience and skills and broaden my vision for future possibilities. The unique opportunity to study and have access to incredible tutors and facilities of three universities: UCL, Loughborough University, and Business School of the UAL, allowed me to shape a clear vision of my potential in the field of innovative design. The knowledge that I gained on the course so far will help in any of my future endeavours, whether it’s starting a start-up, joining a big or small organisation, or work on policy improvement with a specialisation in Disability Innovation. I enjoy the fact that I am learning the research process skills as it helps me to come with innovative ideas based on people’s needs, while the business unit allows me to build the implementation strategy at the beginning of my project development. This is of utmost importance as I plan to turn one of my course projects into a start-up for mental health.
I especially appreciate the team of professors, tutors, assistants, and everyone who makes the experience of online studying as close to the face-to-face experience as possible during these times, and for always being readily available to help with challenges we are facing, and their constant social support which is especially important during the pandemic and remote studying.
I recommended this course to everyone who wants to build meaningful products/services, create solutions for people’s real problems, and have a holistic understanding of the project development from ideation to research process to business model development.
The knowledge that I gained on the course so far will help in any of my future endeavours, whether it’s starting a start-up, joining a big or small organisation, or work on policy improvement with a specialisation in Disability Innovation.