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
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

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.