Shades of Empathy Apples to Apples. Creating Empathy for Color Blindness Through Shared Experiences

Wan Ting Lin
Exhibition and Experience Design

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Title
Shades of Empathy Apples to Apples. Creating Empathy for Color Blindness Through Shared Experiences
Contributor Names
Lin, Wan Ting (Author)
Lyons, Christina (Thesis advisor)
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Exhibition and Experience Design (Degree granting institution)
Date
2023
Degree Information
M.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2023
Department: Exhibition and Experience Design
Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 85-08
Advisors: Christina Lyons
Committee members: Brenda Cowan; Brooke Carlson.
Abstract
In this research, I investigate how to make the audience empathize with the color blind through a narrative method, as well as research several materials and lighting to create plenty of sensorial experiences in an exhibition. The document is organized into two parts:
The first section explores the thesis of how empathy-focusing design can be used to bring the audience into the world of color blindness, which provides a more inclusive environment for society. After the research, the application of the design helps the audience understand people with color blindness through shared experiences. It further explores the opportunity to develop empathy, suggesting that empathy is crucial in mitigating bias toward disability.
The second section outlines a proposed project that employs the strategies investigated in my thesis to unveil the daily experiences of individuals with color blindness. This applied project introduces an immersive interaction for the public, aiming to broaden their understanding of color blindness and urging the industry to adopt inclusive considerations in future design projects.
Keywords: Empathy, Empathy-focusing design, Immersive experiences, Inclusivity
Subject
Philosophy
Science--Philosophy
Color blindness
Empathy
Design
Interactive art
Social integration
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Identifier
FIT Repository ID: etd_000957
pqdiss: 30988329
URN/ISBN: 9798381446371
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Text
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Language
English
Publisher
Ann Arbor : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses,

Citation

Lin, W. T. (2023). Shades of Empathy Apples to Apples. Creating Empathy for Color Blindness Through Shared Experiences [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/155935
Lin, Wan Ting. Shades of Empathy Apples to Apples. Creating Empathy for Color Blindness Through Shared Experiences. 2023. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/155935
Lin, Wan Ting. "Shades of Empathy Apples to Apples. Creating Empathy for Color Blindness Through Shared Experiences." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2023. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/155935