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Implementing Inclusive Design: The Discrepancy between Theory and Practice

Implementing Inclusive Design: The Discrepancy between Theory and Practice

Dong, Hua, Keates, Simeon, Clarkson, P. John and Cassim, Julia (2003) Implementing Inclusive Design: The Discrepancy between Theory and Practice. In: Carbonell, Noëlle and Stephanidis, Constantine, (eds.) Universal Access Theoretical Perspectives, Practice, and Experience: the 7th ERCIM International Workshop on User Interfaces for All. Revised Papers. Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2615 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Heidelberg, pp. 106-117. ISBN 978-3-540-00855-2 (doi:10.1007/3-540-36572-9_8)

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Abstract

The theory of inclusive design tends to require user involvement and iterative assessment throughout the whole design process. However, in an industrial context, companies are restricted by design constraints such as time and cost. Through investigating eight projects focusing on inclusive design, the authors highlight discrepancies between theoretical models and industry practice and analyse the underlying reasons. Related issues such as bottom-up design approaches and estimates of design exclusion are also discussed. It is concluded that a change of attitudes towards people with disabilities by people commissioning, as well as performing, design and the provision of design support tools are necessary to bring inclusive design theory and practice closer together.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] The 7th ERCIM International Workshop on User Interfaces for All was held in Paris, France, October 24–25, 2002 [2] Online ISBN: 978-3-540-36572-3 [3] © Copyright: 2003 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Uncontrolled Keywords: inclusive design, discrepency between theory and practice
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12636

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