Inclusive Design

Karim Hadjri, Yasemin Afacan, Tulika Gadakari

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This chapter will explain and discuss the principles, role and importance of Inclusive Design particularly in the context of an ageing society. It will review the changing and complex user needs and requirements through case studies and current work of leading organizations. Current standards used in the UK and elsewhere will be reviewed to establish whether they need to take into account sensory and cognitive impairments into consideration. So far, these have not been fully accepted by industry and practice and more needs to be done by policy makers. Findings of recent research on users’ needs and requirements will be reviewed to highlight the needs for more inclusivity in the design of the built environment. Additionally, barrier-free design and Inclusive Design will be further examined to assess the use of technology in embedding accessibility during the design stage. This chapter will allow students, lecturers and designers to understand the value and purpose of Inclusive Design and its potential to provide an accessible and age-friendly built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationZEMCH: Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes
EditorsMasa Noguchi
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-31967-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-31965-0, 978-3-319-81165-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Electronic)2366-259X


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