The Big Life Fix
Published December 8, 2016
Design , Inspirational , Technology
Tags: BBC Two, drawing, graphic design, Haiyan Zhan, Microsoft Research, Parkinson's, The Big Life Fix, writing
I sketch, scribble, and make written notes almost every day. Whether it’s as part of my job as a lighting designer or a subconscious doodle waiting for a train, doing something with a pen in my hand is something that I take for granted. And most of us do too I’m sure.
Emma is a graphic designer with Parkinson’s disease which causes uncontrollable tremors, meaning that she can’t write or draw.
Designer and Technologist Haiyan Zhang and the team at Microsoft Research set about trying to solve this problem and the result is just incredible.
Emma’s story is just one of many that is addressed in the first episode of The Big Life Fix on BBC Two. Watch it here.