Inclusive Design Designing for different abilities Design for all Barrier Free Design
PEOPLE - DIFFERENT ABILITIES - DIFFERENT AGES - DIFFERENT SIZES
PEOPLE - HAVE SIMILAR NEEDS - HAVE SIMILAR ASPIRATIONS - HAVE SIMILAR EMOTIONS / FEELINGS
ARE THERE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WHO HAVE DIFFERENT ABILITIES?
WHAT IS INCLUSIVE DESIGN? • It is not a new genre of design • It is not a separate specialism. • It is a general approach to designing in which designers ensure that their products and services address the needs of the widest possible audience, irrespective of age or ability. Two major trends have driven the growth of Inclusive Design - population ageing - growing movement to integrate disabled people into mainstream society.
what is the relevance to design? Future consumer markets will be more diverse than ever in terms of age and physical ability. The effects of rapidly ageing populations, and growing numbers of people with disabilities, are having a profound effect on new product and service development. The need for a more socially inclusive approach to designing is rising up the business agenda. Design development which includes the needs of marginalized groups of people is regarded as not just socially desirable but a commercial opportunity In the past, design education looked at special needs design for special needs group. That attitude is changing.
Now the focus is on better mainstream solutions for everyone, supported by new design research techniques to make the development process more user-centered
THINKING ABOUT INCLUSIVE DESIGN Think of a few products that you use daily. Now think how you would use these if you only had the use of one arm, or if you were on a wheel chair or if you had visual impairment discuss with your group how you could redesign the product / space/ service to make it inclusive.
UNDERSTANDING NEEDS THROUGH THE PIES APPROACH
Four fundamental questions of concept design
Wayfinding in public areas. Wayfinding is the discipline that helps people navigate their way around a large building or environment. The scale and complexity of the modern airport terminal makes wayfinding difficult for even the most experienced traveller. Add the physical impairments that result from ageing or physical disability and the airport environment becomes an even more daunting prospect.
How can environments be changed to help visually impaired people? Write down words that would help create a sensory landscape.
Key term: Sensory landscape C o lo ur, fo rm, te x ture , p atte rn, s o und, s truc ture and furniture c o uld he lp trav e lle rs to intuitiv e ly ne g o tiate the s c ale o f the b uilding .
Take Photographs of â€œ It Really Bugs Meâ€? and discuss the images with your group and discuss how these could be obstacles for the visually impaired and brainstorm quick solutions
Review the obstacles of the day in the life of people and use as a basis for developing concepts to aid them.
TO DO THIS You could do shadow real people. You could create personas
Starter - A day in the life ofâ€Ś
Name of person:
Name of person:
http://designingwithpeople.rca.ac.uk/ http://www.inclusivedesigntoolkit.com/betterdesign2/ http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/blog/training/universal-design/ http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/Documents/Documents/P ublications/CABE/the-principles-of-inclusive-design.pdf