‘How can graphic design be employed to promote greater awareness of a dyslexic child’s potential strengths?’
Research shows that a disproportionate percentage of children with dyslexia go on to develop depression routed in poor self-esteem. Both my BA dissertation and final year studio work explored how graphic design might be employed to bring about a much needed paradigm shift – from a restricting view of dyslexia as disability, to a broader, richer view which celebrates and utilises dyslexia specific aptitudes.
Drawing inspiration from the dyslexic tendency to reverse and flip letters (rooted in a gift for multidimensional reasoning) I produced a range of printed artefacts common to a school child’s world. The purpose of these objects is to remind the child that their dyslexic brain is able and extraordinary during school hours when their self esteem is most vulnerable.
Book: I am Dyslexic and my mind is...