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MTS 620E - Inclusive Design&Well Being

Course Objectives

1 To design where designers ensure that their products and services address the needs of the widest possible audience, irrespective of age or ability.
2 Two major trends have driven the growth of Inclusive Design (also known as Design for All and as Universal Design in the USA) - population ageing and the growing movement to integrate disabled people into mainstream society.
3 In this context, " Inclusive Design and Well-being " lesson’s objective is to consider the different user groups satisfaction and well-being in the built environment by using environmental psychology and its theoretical approaches and views
4 Inclusive design research are discussed through evaluation of problems in several environments such as residential, health care, institutional, children and urban environments for addressing directions to future studies.

Course Description

Introduction to Inclusive Design, Investigation of characteristics and relation to man–environment. Historical context surrounding legislation on inclusion (International legislative comparisons), A critical analysis of existing research in inclusive design studies and discussion about needs of man processes of sociality and individuality through study of theories and research on Environmental Psychology such as quality of life and wellbeing, place attachment and restorative environments, mobility and environmental stress, assistive technologies and adaptations of environments in Architecture. Evaluation of the research approaches and research methods to develop convincing research proposals for “inclusive design” issues before investigating and then presenting an appropriate approach to resolution. Inclusive design research are discussed through evaluation of problems in several environments such as residential, health care, institutional, children and urban environments for addressing directions to future studies.

Course Coordinator
Elmira Ayşe Gür
Course Language
English
 
 
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