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Title: Plus size and inclusivity in design
Authors: Koesten, Laura
Gyi, Diane E.
Masson, Annabel E.
Jordan, Patrick
Keywords: Plus size
Inclusive design
Emotional design
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
Citation: KOESTEN, L. ...et al., 2016. Plus size and inclusivity in design. IN: Waterson, P., Sims, R. and Hubbard, E-M. (eds.), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016, Daventry, 19 - 21 April, pp 72-73.
Abstract: The number of people classed as ‘plus size’, meaning overweight or obese is increasing and many feel excluded from every day activities and environments. Whilst the need to cater for a diverse population in terms of anthropometry is recognized, rarely are the emotional and social aspects of interactions with design/environments taken into account. This paper presents the findings of an interview study to explore barriers affecting plus size people with regard to inclusivity in their lives. The findings suggest that emotional responses to physical issues are important to consider and will contribute to recommendations to raise awareness and facilitate empathy.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21969
Publisher Link: https://ehf2016.exordo.com/files/papers/125/final_draft/125.pdf
ISBN: 9780955422591
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