Designing Inclusive Futures

Editors: Langdon, P., Clarkson, P. John, Robinson, Peter (Eds.)

  • Represents developments in the field from the past five years
  • Provides practical examples and methods of application of inclusive design
  • Offers an international perspective on inclusive design and assistive technology from leading researchers in the field
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Designing Inclusive Futures reflects the need to explore, in a coherent way, the issues and practicalities that lie behind design that is intended to extend our active future lives. This encompasses design for inclusion in daily life at home but also extends to the workplace and for products within these contexts. For example, given trends in employment sector growth, skills requirements, labour supply and demographic change, there is a need to predict the critical areas where individual capabilities are mismatched with the physical, social and organisational demands of work. This mismatch, which can be addressed within the domain of inclusive design, is pervasively linked to real artefacts in workspaces and their intersection with the health factors that relate to ageing. This book is the result of the fourth CWUAAT workshop held in Cambridge, England in April 2008.

Contributions address the following themes:

• Understanding Users
• Inclusive Design
• Computer Access and New Technologies
• Assistive Technology for Working and Daily Living Environments
• Inclusive Environments

The nature of the contributions reflect a sample of the work of leading national and international researchers in the fields of Inclusive Design, Ergonomics, Universal Access, and Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology. There have been significant contributions from researchers in architecture, social housing provision, and apparel and fashion design, reflecting the need to understand the wider social and economic context of inclusive and assistive technology design.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Converting Disability Data into a Format Suitable for Estimating Design Exclusion

    Waller, S. D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Using Constraints in the Understanding of the Interactions Between Products and Humans

    Medland, A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • User Involvement and User Data: A Framework to Help Designers to Select Appropriate Methods

    Goodman-Deane, J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Engaging the Ageing: Designing Artefacts to Provoke Dialogue

    Bowen, S. J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Biomechanical Analysis of Opening Glass Jars: Using Kinematics

    Fair, J. R. (et al.)

    Pages 45-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Inclusive Futures
Editors
  • P. Langdon
  • P. John Clarkson
  • Peter Robinson
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-211-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-211-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-210-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-754-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
91 b/w illustrations
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