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Title: From margin to mainstream - inclusive design making waves
Authors: Hewer, Susan
Nicolle, C.A.
Keywords: inclusive design
user-centred research
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: HEWER and NICOLLE, 2006. From margin to mainstream - inclusive design making waves. IN: Proceedings of 16th World Congress of the IEA, 10-14 July, Maastricht
Abstract: This paper reports on the development of the two sides of the design education equation – student and tutor. The student perspective is viewed primarily through the lens of the RSA’s Europe-wide design competition Inclusive Worlds (part of the RSA’s Design Directions programme – www.rsadesigndirections.org), which has encouraged students to produce a range of products, services and environments to enhance everyday living. The tutor’s perspective is viewed primarily through the lens of the Inclusive Design Curriculum Network, a Thematic Network funded by the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission (IDCnet at www.idcnet.info). From both perspectives – tutor and student – specific outcomes have emerged: new teaching materials, modules, and courses on inclusive design or which advocate the principles and methodologies of inclusive design; new products coming to market which have embedded within them the principles of inclusive design; and a new generation of professionals, now in practice and influencing mainstream design. Recommendations are made for successful educational practice which leads to successful professional practice.
Description: This is a refereed conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2300
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