BLUEHAZE® Dismantler series is a suite of electronic gaming controllers specially designed to complement the work and needs of the women, men, and children working at informal electronic waste recycling sites. The project challenges existing industrial design models and provokes the field to expand boundaries beyond designing for consumers. BLUEHAZE® embraces the human group involved in recycling as the ultimate end user and, moreover, incorporates dismantling strategies into the design thinking process.
Akash Dhiman is a creative engineer, designer, and field researcher on a quest to incorporate human values into the design thinking process through the use of innovative, unconventional, and ethical design research tools. He is interested in fostering social visibility, experimenting, and using technology as an integral part of design and research.