Inclusive Buildings, Products and Services

Challenges in Universal Design

Edited by: Tom Vavik

The central focus of this book involves the strategies and processes that are based on the Universal Design philosophy and principles from three different areas: architecture, product design, and information and communication technologies (ICT). The book examines a key question: What is meant by a Universal Design strategy and how can these approaches be developed, understood, and practiced within the different design disciplines? To examine this question, architects, product designers, educators, and ICT researchers were invited to reflect on their own thoughts and practices, and to write about the design processes and principles they use to create Universal Design solutions. Inclusive Buildings, Products and Services will be of interest to postgraduate students in design and architecture, as well as professional designers, architects, engineers, and business leaders or managers who are working with Universal Design in some capacity.

289 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788251923446