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Title: A design for life
Authors: Marshall, Russell
Summerskill, Steve
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Institution of Engineering Designers
Citation: MARSHALL, R. and SUMMERSKILL, S., 2010. A design for life. Engineering Designer, 36 (3), pp. 32 - 34
Abstract: The social, ethical, legislative and business cases for products, services and environments that are accessible and inclusive are well established. Yet, ‘good design’ is perhaps not as common as it might be, with many products being designed without due care and attention to the needs of all users. However, practitioners (designers, ergonomists, transport or urban environment planners etc. ) are increasingly ‘on board’ with this need and so what then leads to designs still being produced that incorporate short-sighted and exclusive decision making? The complexity of design should not be underestimated and often designers are managing a complex array of stakeholder requirements. Some requirements may be conflicting and demand different directions for the design. Essentially what is required is more support for these practitioners in ways to identify, understand and accommodate the needs, desires and aspirations of as many users as is possible.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Engineering Designer [© Institution of Engineering Designers].
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10646
Publisher Link: http://www.ied.org.uk/home
ISSN: 0013-7898
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