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Inclusive universal design practice and activism : a case study

Franz, Jill M., Bitner, Grace, Wright, Natalie, Gillett, Coral , & Hannaford, Robert (2010) Inclusive universal design practice and activism : a case study. In Narikawa, Masafumi (Ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference : Universal Design in Hamamtsu 2010, International Association for Universal Design, Hamamatsu, Japan.

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a unique approach to inclusive practice that responds to several critical issues highlighted in the first Universal Design (UD) Conference in Yokohama as well as in more recent literature on universal design. The approach, as explained in the paper, involves a not-for-profit community organization, university researchers, and a design action group comprising practitioners from across the design disciplines, together with other specialist consultants, developing a voluntary capacity an independent housing model for people with disabilities and their families or caretakers. With a focus on relationships and "a system that places human beings at the centre in all respects", this paper presents the approach and the ermerging theoretical framework which addresses three issues that afacan and Erbug (2009) propose hinder the integration of universal design with design practice, namely: theory-practice inconsistency involving the lack of flow-on of universal design awareness into design practice; a way of thinking that exhibits very little empathy with and understanding of the requirements of diverse users; and poorly implemented and coordinated collaboration and communication involving designers and other professionals (pp. 731 - 732).

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    ID Code: 41327
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: Universal Design, Activism, Collaboration, Ethics
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Design
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 International Association for Universal Design
    Deposited On: 18 Apr 2011 10:26
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:12

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