INTEGRATING INCLUSIVE DESIGN' AWARENESS INTO ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION


Ergenoglu A. , Bayraktaroglu B.

8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), Barcelona, Spain, 4 - 06 July 2016, pp.3789-3794 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3789-3794
  • Keywords: Inclusive design, architectural education, universal design, inclusive design education, accessibility, architecture schools, UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Abstract

Together with the introduction of 'universal design', 'inclusive design' and related concepts, the aim and the target for 'accessibility' have taken a new direction, and a totally new understanding through these concepts has developed. It has been widely recognised that; not only being 'accessible' and being compatible with the standards are enough, but also looking from perspective of 'fundamental human rights'; 'inclusivity' is essential. As 'universal' and/or 'inclusive' design requires further than the standards, the importance of social, psychological and aesthetic dimensions of accessibility is now a rising trend in the area of design. And for these dimensions to be seeked by the society, a certain point of awareness has to be reached beforehand.