9780470399132

Universal Design : Creating Inclusive Environments

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470399132

  • ISBN10:

    0470399139

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-10
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

The new standard text on the topic, Universal Design introduces architects and interior designers to the principles and practice of designing for all people. From the foundations of accessibility and aging to the practice of designing interiors, products, housing and transportation systems, all aspects of this growing field are explored. Covering best practices examples to demonstrate the value of universal design as both a survey of the field and reference for researchers, Universal Design is sure to be constantly at the fingertips of all types of designers.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Barriers and their Social Meaningp. 1
Design as Evolutionp. 1
Barriers as a Universal Experiencep. 3
Barriers in Intellectual Lifep. 4
Social Functions of Spacep. 8
Socio-spatial Orderp. 12
Origins of Universal Designp. 15
Summaryp. 24
Review Topicsp. 24
Referencesp. 24
Defining Universal Designp. 27
Introductionp. 27
Emergence of Universal Designp. 27
Definitionp. 28
Originsp. 30
Modernism and the Modernist Stylep. 31
Critiques of Modernist Stylep. 33
Return to Human-Centered Designp. 34
Summaryp. 42
Review Topicsp. 42
Referencesp. 42
The New Demographicsp. 45
Demography for Universal Designp. 45
Uses of Demography in Designp. 48
Benefi ciaries of Universal Designp. 49
Demography: Points to Rememberp. 60
Summaryp. 62
Review Topicsp. 63
Referencesp. 63
Practicing Universal Designp. 67
Introductionp. 67
Universal Design as Innovationp. 67
Tools for Increasing Adoptionp. 70
Introducing Universal Design to Practicep. 82
Improving Practicep. 86
Summaryp. 91
Review Topicsp. 91
Referencesp. 92
Design for Human Performancep. 95
Introductionp. 95
Anthropometryp. 96
Biomechanicsp. 103
Perceptionp. 108
Cognitionp. 119
Summaryp. 129
Review Topicsp. 132
Referencesp. 132
Design For Health and Wellnessp. 137
Introductionp. 137
What are Health and Wellness?p. 139
Injury Protectionp. 140
Disease Preventionp. 142
Low-Resource Settingsp. 147
Mental Healthp. 149
Health Impact Assessmentsp. 152
Designing for Health and Wellness Guidelinesp. 152
Summaryp. 153
Review Topicsp. 153
Referencesp. 153
Design for Social Participationp. 159
Introductionp. 159
Social Construction Theoryp. 160
Interpersonal Interactionp. 163
Access to Resourcesp. 167
Segregation and Clusteringp. 172
Design Participationp. 177
Summaryp. 181
Review Topicsp. 185
Referencesp. 185
Public Accommodationsp. 187
Introductionp. 187
The Purpose of Accessible Designp. 188
Universal Design Strategiesp. 197
The Futurep. 213
Summaryp. 214
Review Topicsp. 220
Referencesp. 220
Housingp. 223
Evolution of Accessible Housing Policyp. 223
Community-Based Rehabilitation and Special-Purpose Housingp. 236
Neighborhood Contextp. 238
Summaryp. 242
Review Topicsp. 243
Referencesp. 244
Home Modificationsp. 245
Introductionp. 245
Target Populationsp. 246
Purpose of Home Modificationsp. 248
Common Needs and Solutionsp. 253
Home Assessmentsp. 261
Barriers to Service Deliveryp. 263
Policyp. 265
Knowledge Needsp. 268
Summaryp. 269
Review Topicsp. 270
Referencesp. 271
Universal Design and the Interior Environmentp. 275
Introductionp. 275
Wayfindingp. 276
Acousticsp. 279
Lightingp. 282
Colorp. 287
Furnishingsp. 292
Floor Coveringsp. 299
Summaryp. 302
Review Topicsp. 304
Referencesp. 304
Product Designp. 307
Introductionp. 307
Assistive Technologyp. 310
Knowledge Translation Problemp. 312
Changing Marketplacep. 316
Smarter Productsp. 321
Case Studiesp. 327
Summaryp. 334
Review Topicsp. 335
Referencesp. 335
Public Transportation and Universal Designp. 339
Introductionp. 339
Backgroundp. 339
Access to Public Transportationp. 340
Components of Public Transportation Systemsp. 342
Progress around the Worldp. 362
Summaryp. 363
Review Topicsp. 364
Referencesp. 365
Indexp. 369
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