Designing Inclusive Futures / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848002104
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 5/8/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Understanding Users

Converting Disability Data into a Format Suitable for Estimating Design Exclusion

Using Constraints in the Understanding of the Interactions between Products and Humans

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

Engaging the Ageing: Designing Artefacts to Provoke Dialogue

Biomechanical Analysis of Opening Glass Jars: Using Kinematics

Building a Consumer Network to Engage Users with Disabilities

Part II Inclusive Design

Help or Hindrance: The Use of Tools for Opening Packaging

The Sound of Inclusion: A Case Study on Acoustic Comfort for All

Designing an Inclusive Pill Dispenser

Prior Experience of Domestic Microwave Cooker Interfaces: A User Study

Prior Experience and Intuitive Use: Image Schemas in User Centred Design

Sustaining Autonomous Living for Older People Through Inclusive Strategies for the Home Appliance Design

Part III Computer Access and New Technologies

Investigating the Security-related Challenges of Blind Users on the Web

Access Barriers to Wireless Technologies for People with Disabilities: Issues, Opportunities and Policy Options

Gaze Interaction with Virtual On-line Communities

The Resolution Race: Perpetuating Inaccessible Computing

Part IV Assistive Technology

A Case Study of Simulating HCI for Special Needs

User-led Design of Technology to Improve Quality of Life for People with Dementia

Photonote: The Making of a Classroom Adaptation System

FES Indoor Rowing and On-water Sculling

Universal Access to Shopping: Apparel Acquisition Preferences for the Working Woman with Physical Disabilities

Part V Inclusive Environments

Is Remodelled Extra Care Housing in England an Inclusive and Care-neutral Solution?

Designing for an Ageing Population: Residential Preferences of the Turkish Older People to Age in Place

Universal Design Patterns and Their Use in Designing Inclusive Environments

User Friendly Living Environmental Research and Design for Older People

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