Author Archives: Stefan Johansson

I am currently an industry PhD student at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology and CEO for Begripsam. I work with accessibility and digital inclusion, mostly in Sweden.I am specially interested in design processes and methods for including people with disabilities in design processes. I often work with Action Research approaches.

The Power of Small Things: Trustmarkers and Designing for Mental Health

At my office we put tennis balls on the legs of the chairs to reduce the noise of the scraping chairs against the parquet floors. They are hard to miss, but they fulfill their purpose. For this reason, I never reflected on what kind of feelings these bright fluorescent yellow balls might evoke when visitors see them attached to the bottom of the meeting room’s chair legs. (read more...)