Exploring with MOME students the non-Bionormative Prosthesis Design: Collaborative Practices in 3D prototyping, and real-world symbols and social emblems / Kutatás, fejlesztés, innováció

Course Outline

Introduction to Research through Design (RtD) and Critical Disability Science

Understanding the RtD methodology. Exploring the interdisciplinary nature of critical disability science. Introduction to Co-Ability Prosthesis Design.

Theoretical Foundations

Key theories in design and disability studies. Ethical considerations in research and design involving disabilities. The grounding in theoretical frameworks ensures that every design decision is backed by a profound appreciation for the complexities of disability science, fostering a purpose-driven approach that resonates beyond the confines of the classroom.

co-Ability: Concepts and Principles

Understanding the approach in co-Ability Prosthesis Design. Collaborative design processes involving the personal experiences of Luca Szabados. Prototyping -cocreation and its impact on all participants experience and ont the lecturers as well. Importance of involving diverse perspectives in design projects

Technological Resources and Tools

Introduction to tools and technologies used (3D modelling and 3D printing). Hands-on experience with design software and fabrication techniques.

Evaluation and Testing

Methods for evaluating design concepts and prototypes. Usability testing and feedback collection.

Presentation and Communication of co-Ability Prosthesis Design

Effective ways to present and communicate design concepts to diverse audiences. Visual representation and storytelling.

Co-Ability Prosthesis Design Students final projects

Students undertake an independent Co-Ability Prosthesis Design project using RtD methodology and present their work in a comprehensive project report and presentation.


As students and lecturers reflect on their journeys, they contribute not only to the advancement of design research but also to a shared understanding of the ethical, cultural, and social dimensions of disability science.

co-Ability is a shared competence

Luca Szabados

Luca Szabados embodies the tenacity of the human spirit and the transformative potential of creativity. Her partnership and inspiration during Dr. Renata Dezso's doctoral journey have imbued our course with invaluable real-world insights. With a background in the creative industry and firsthand experience of living with a disability, Luca's presence infuses our discussions with a deeply personal touch. Her journey serves as a poignant reminder that design transcends aesthetics; it is a conduit for positively impacting lives. Luca's participation in the course stands as a living testament to how individuals with disabilities wield the power of knowledge and bring forth a compassionate perspective to the design journey. In a departure from traditional "design for care" paradigms, Luca's presence exemplifies how her depth of knowledge a strong part of a shared competence also in a classroom.

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Dr. Renata Dezso and Luca Szabados


Collaborating once again after their journey in Dr. Dezso's doctoral research, Dr. Renata Dezso and Luca Szabados bring their combined expertise to guide a new generation of students at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Their shared commitment to explore the co-Ability phenomenon takes on a new dimension as they jointly lead this course, imparting both theoretical knowledge and real-life experience to inspire young minds.

Read more about the earlier co-Ability research

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