Course Information

Course Code:
Course Number:
Code Course Name Language Type
MIM 461E Accessibility and Inclusive Design English Elective
Local Credits ECTS Theoretical Tutorial Laboratory
3 4 3 0 0
Course Prerequisites and Class Restriction
Prerequisites None
Class Restriction None
Course Description
Introduction to Inclusive Design, Investigation of characteristics and relation to man–environment is given in the historical context surrounding legislation on inclusion (International legislative comparisons), in relation to the principle of no discrimination-equal status and the different scales of design:, planning, architecture and interior architecture-product design. A critical analysis of existing research in inclusive design studies focusing on disabled and elderly is done. In this following up course the concept of accessibility design-universal design is examined and discussed. The approach of the course is to developing design students with an understanding of design as a multidimensional and multi-scale process in accessibility studies involving problem resolution and the discovery of new opportunities that will create value for all. Particularly, the course addresses by referring to different design scales, focusing on the detailed knowledge on disability and elderly people (as well as other groups) who have the potential to be discriminated by design; social, psychological and demographic situation; the kinds of disability, accessories, equipment and building elements for the disabled and elderly; building and home design for the disabled and elderly; laws; new standards and design criteria of the urban environment for the disabled and elderly are given. Evaluation of the design approaches to develop convincing proposals for “inclusive design” issues before investigating and then presenting an appropriate approach to resolution. Inclusive design projects are discussed through evaluation of problems in several environments such as residential, health care, institutional, children and urban environments.