Leighton Beaman receives PTFA Design Technology Grant

Leighton Beaman was selected for a PTFA Design Technology Grant for the Object-Oriented Ergonomics Research Project (OOE).  

The OOE project examines changing definitions of ergonomics within post-humanist design theory, through the simulation and production of alternative biogenic human forms. Mirroring conceptual approaches in the emerging theoretical school of speculative realism, the OOE project re-focuses ergonomic design research away from anthropocentrism and towards understanding the relationships between autonomies  and environments.

The OOE project is the first step in applying this theoretical approach to modes of design practice.