citizen-centered design and regulation in cabin design

This is a quick and very late heads up about Ken Erickson’s participation in a panel organized by Dori Tunstall at AAA this morning. The below description is cribbed from Dori’s blog:

Anthropologist Ken Erickson explores the world of FAA and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in the design of Boeing airplanes accessible to people with physical disabilities. He addresses how interdisciplinary teams handle the conflicts between the ethos of citizen-centered designing and formal government regulation.

Ken’s company, Pacific Ethnography, did some work with my group on universal cabin design.

On a mostly unrelated note, a profile of my workgroup appeared in this month’s Frontiers (pdf).