Simon Dogger is a designer with a whole new point of view. He graduated the Design Academy Eindhoven as a blind designer, with an ability to listen and feel, and a strong drive to regain his independence. Not seeing himself as handicapped, but as someone who takes in information differently, he sets out to explore more inclusive forms of communication. His concepts and designs combine visual, auditory and sensory means to improve the quality of life. Not only for the visually impaired, but for all people who could benefit from self-empowering, intuitive tools that help them connect with others and their surroundings. “Simon Dogger adds an important perspective that reminds the design world of its own limitations: how inclusive can a design be for a reality that the designer himself does not know? By focusing on space and sound, Dogger can do something that others cannot and he has turned an apparent disadvantage into an advantage. His designs are brilliant in all their simplicity. The premise of technology is that it moves us forward; Simon Dogger's vision of accessibility shows that technology can even make us more human.” Dutch Design Award 2020 discipline Young Designer
2017Nomination Design Academy Eindhoven Melkweg Award
2017Design Academy Smeets Award
2017IF Talent Award
2020Dutch Design Award Young Designer
Studio Simon Dogger is a design studio that develops product-based, conceptual and auditory projects. that include the design, research, production and implementation of. applications, audio visual media, objects and products. In addition, it gives advice, presentations and workshops in the field of Art, Art institutions, design, innovation and inclusion. Studio Simon Doggeris a company of Simon Dogger who graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 as a blind designer. With his position as an expert by experience and designer, he uses his knowledge to organize, guide and implement design and development processes. The projects he works on are aimed at increasing the quality of life of the visually impaired, but are not limited to that target group.. In 2020 he won the Dutch Design Award discipline Young Designer. His mission is to promote equality in society through innovation. The Emotion-Whisperer, a tool that converts body language into a vibration, and Tik-Tik, a navigation app that provides independent access in public locations, are projects with co operationpartners such as the University of Amsterdam, Technical University of Eindhoven, Van Abbe museum Eindhoven and the product developers Vention Technologies and Elitac BV. Social Design and Design Thinking are prominent guidelines of Studio Simon Dogger. It involves the stakeholders in the design process at an early stage through interviews, email surveys, user research and validation research, but it also looks at the feasibility of products. An iterative development proces turns the information from research into new prototypes and user studies. This creates logical, efficient, realistic and feasable design and innovation trajectories.