Universal Design 2014 Three Days of Creativity and Diversity

Universal Design 2014  Three Days of Creativity and Diversity
Author: H.A. Caltenco,P.-O. Hedvall,A. Larsson
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN: 161499403X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Design 2014 Three Days of Creativity and Diversity Book Excerpt:

Universal Design, Design for All and Inclusive Design are all aimed at dismantling physical and social barriers to inclusion in all areas of life. Engagement in universal design is on the increase worldwide as practitioners and researchers explore creative and desirable solutions to shape the future of universal design products and practices. This book is a collection of the papers presented at UD2014, the International Conference on Universal Design, held in Lund, Sweden, in June 2014. The conference offered a creative and diverse meeting place for all participants to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas, and to build global connections and creative networks for future work on universal design. The themes of UD2014 span many aspects of societal life, and the papers included here cover areas as diverse as architecture, public transport, educational and play environments, housing, universal workspaces, and the Internet of things, as well as designs and adaptations for assistive technology. The book clearly demonstrates the breadth of universal design and its ongoing adoption in societies all over the world, and will be of interest to anyone whose work involves building a more inclusive environment for all.

Building Access

Building Access
Author: Aimi Hamraie
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1452955565
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Access Book Excerpt:

“All too often,” wrote disabled architect Ronald Mace, “designers don’t take the needs of disabled and elderly people into account.” Building Access investigates twentieth-century strategies for designing the world with disability in mind. Commonly understood in terms of curb cuts, automatic doors, Braille signs, and flexible kitchens, Universal Design purported to create a built environment for everyone, not only the average citizen. But who counts as “everyone,” Aimi Hamraie asks, and how can designers know? Blending technoscience studies and design history with critical disability, race, and feminist theories, Building Access interrogates the historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts for these questions, offering a groundbreaking critical history of Universal Design. Hamraie reveals that the twentieth-century shift from “design for the average” to “design for all” took place through liberal political, economic, and scientific structures concerned with defining the disabled user and designing in its name. Tracing the co-evolution of accessible design for disabled veterans, a radical disability maker movement, disability rights law, and strategies for diversifying the architecture profession, Hamraie shows that Universal Design was not just an approach to creating new products or spaces, but also a sustained, understated activist movement challenging dominant understandings of disability in architecture, medicine, and society. Illustrated with a wealth of rare archival materials, Building Access brings together scientific, social, and political histories in what is not only the pioneering critical account of Universal Design but also a deep engagement with the politics of knowing, making, and belonging in twentieth-century United States.

Universal Design 2021 From Special to Mainstream Solutions

Universal Design 2021  From Special to Mainstream Solutions
Author: I. Verma
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-07
ISBN: 1643681915
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Design 2021 From Special to Mainstream Solutions Book Excerpt:

Universal Design is a process for creating an equitable and sustainable society. It is a concept committed to recognizing and accepting each individual’s potential and characteristics, and promoting the realization of a built environment that does not stigmatize users, but enables everyone to participate fully in their community. This book presents 32 articles from the 5th International Conference on Universal Design (UD2021). Previous Universal Design conferences have been organized biennially, but the 2020 conference was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and eventually held online from 9 - 11 June 2021. UD2021 brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts from around the world to share knowledge and best practice with the common goal of shaping the way we design; avoiding stereotyped or discriminatory views and solutions that could stigmatize particular groups of people. The articles are organized into chapters under seven broad themes: universal design and inclusive design; user experience and co-design; access to education and learning environment; web accessibility and usability of technology; architecture and the built environment; mobility and transport; and designing for older people. The current situation has highlighted not only the importance of web accessibility, the user-friendliness of interfaces and remote connections; during the last year, the importance and quality of our daily living environment, access to services and green space has also become ever more obvious. This book will be of particular interest to those working to enable all those with disabilities or impairments to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life.

Engaging Design Creating Libraries for Modern Users

Engaging Design  Creating Libraries for Modern Users
Author: Emy Nelson Decker,Seth M. Porter
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN: 1440856133
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Design Creating Libraries for Modern Users Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates how aesthetics, design elements, and visual literacy can be implemented in the library to enhance spaces, programs, services, instruction, and outreach so that your library will appeal to all users. • Clearly explains how to recognize, understand, and interpret basic design techniques • Teaches librarians how to attract and target their efforts towards specific groups of library users • Outlines principles of good design in instruction programs, space planning and design tasks, outreach initiatives, and other library programs and activities • Offers easy-to-follow steps to good design for wayfinding, instruction, and library usage

Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good

Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good
Author: Ombretta Gaggi,Pietro Manzoni,Claudio Palazzi,Armir Bujari,Johann M. Marquez-Barja
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 3319619497
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second EAI international Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2016, held in Venice, Italy, November 30 – December 1, 2016. The 38 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 73 submissions. The papers reflect the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of smart objects and technologies for social good. A social good can be understood as a service that benefits a large number of people in a most possible way. Some classic examples are healthcare, safety, environment, democracy, and human rights, or even art, entertainment, and communication.

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Design Approaches and Supporting Technologies

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction  Design Approaches and Supporting Technologies
Author: Margherita Antona,Constantine Stephanidis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 3030492826
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Design Approaches and Supporting Technologies Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set of LNCS 12188 and 12189 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference, HCI International 2020, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The total of 1439 papers and 238 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings from a total of 6326 submissions. UAHCI 2020 includes a total of 80 regular papers which are organized in topical sections named: Design for All Theory, Methods and Practice; User Interfaces and Interaction Techniques for Universal Access; Web Accessibility; Virtual and Augmented Reality for Universal Access; Robots in Universal Access; Technologies for Autism Spectrum Disorders; Technologies for Deaf Users; Universal Access to Learning and Education; Social Media, Digital Services, eInclusion and Innovation; Intelligent Assistive Environments.

Advances in Design for Inclusion

Advances in Design for Inclusion
Author: Giuseppe Di Bucchianico
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-06-23
ISBN: 3319946226
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Design for Inclusion Book Excerpt:

This book addresses a range of topics in design, such as universal design, design for all, digital inclusion, universal usability, and accessibility of technologies for people regardless of their age, financial situation, education, geographic location, culture and language. It especially focuses on accessibility for people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, and visual impairments, ageing populations, and mobility for those with special physical needs. The book explores some of the overlaps between inclusive design and web accessibility to help managers, designers, developers, policy makers, and researchers optimize their efforts in these areas. Based on the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, held on July 21–25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, it discusses new design technologies and highlights the disparate needs of the individuals within a community. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, it is a valuable resource for readers from various backgrounds, providing them a timely, practice-oriented guide to design for inclusion.

Transforming our World Through Design Diversity and Education

Transforming our World Through Design  Diversity and Education
Author: G. Craddock,C. Doran,L. McNutt
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN: 1614999236
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming our World Through Design Diversity and Education Book Excerpt:

Good design is enabling, and each and every one of us is a designer. Universal Design is widely recognized an important concept that should be incorporated in all person-centred policies. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) clearly stipulates that the most effective way of delivering on the promise of an inclusive society is through a Universal Design approach. Sitting at the intersection of the fields of Higher Education and Universal Design, this book presents papers delivered at the Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018), held in Dublin, Ireland, from 30 October to 2 November 2018. This event brings together key experts from industry, education, and government and non-government organization sectors to share experiences and knowledge with all participants. The 86 papers included here are grouped under 17 headings, or themes, ranging from education and digital learning through healthcare to engagement with industry and urban design. Celebrating and integrating all that is good in design, diversity and education, this book will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the inspiring and empowering developments in both Universal Design and higher education.

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations
Author: Andree Woodcock,Louise Moody,Deana McDonagh,Ajita Jain,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN: 3030262928
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on various aspects of research on ageing, including in relation to assistive technology; dignity of aging; how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes; mobility issues associated with the elderly; and emerging technologies. The 80+ age group represents an expanding market, with an estimated worth of £21.4 billion a year. Everyone is affected by this shift in demographics – we are getting older and may become carers – and we need to prepare ourselves and adjust our surroundings for longer life. Products, services and environments have been changing in response to the changing population. Presenting international design research to demonstrate the thinking and ideas shaping design, this book is a valuable resource for designers; product developers; employers; gerontologists; and medical, health and service providers; as well as everyone interested in aging.

Universal Design 2016 Learning from the Past Designing for the Future

Universal Design 2016  Learning from the Past  Designing for the Future
Author: H. Petrie,J. Darzentas,T. Walsh
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 1614996849
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Design 2016 Learning from the Past Designing for the Future Book Excerpt:

Universal Design is the term used to describe the design of products and environments which can be used by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. It is not a euphemism for ‘designs for people with a disability’, but really is about designing to include all people, regardless of their age, ability, cultural background or status in life. However it remains the case that many designers and developers fail to understand the need for universal design and lack the skills needed to implement it. This book presents papers from the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016), held in York, UK, in August 2016. The theme of the conference was: learning from the past, designing for the future, and it aimed to bring together policymakers, practitioners and researchers interested in the different strands of universal design to exchange ideas and best practice, review some of the developments in universal design from the last 20 years, and formulate strategies for taking the concept of universal design forward into the future. The book is divided into two sections. Section 1: About Universal Design, and Section 2: Universal Design In Practice. The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves design, from the built environment and tangible products to communication, services and systems.

Eye Tracking in Tourism

Eye Tracking in Tourism
Author: Mario Jooss,Mattia Rainoldi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2020
ISBN: 3030497097
Category: Application software
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eye Tracking in Tourism Book Excerpt:

Despite the ever-increasing interest in eye tracking, there is still no comprehensive work on the potential and applications of table-mounted and mobile head-mounted eye tracking solutions in travel and tourism. This volume bridges that gap, effectively linking eye tracking with travel and tourism. It presents, on the one hand, novel academic contributions on the concept of eye tracking, and on the other, practice-oriented case studies that illustrate the use and strategic value of eye tracking in travel and tourism. It provides concrete and novel insights into tourist behavior and the tourist consumer experience and, for the academic community, offers a comprehensive, scientifically based overview of the empirical, methodological, theoretical, and practical contributions of eye tracking research. Accordingly, the book will be of value to a diverse audience. It will be a useful resource for existing and future tourism businesses, allowing them to adopt proactive approaches in the design of tourism products. It will also stimulate further research in the field and inspire scholars and practitioners to combine their ideas and expertise, to look beyond supposedly fixed horizons, and to identify emerging opportunities.

Disability and Shopping

Disability and Shopping
Author: Ieva Eskytė
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN: 1351590006
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability and Shopping Book Excerpt:

Disability and Shopping:Customers, Markets and the State provides an examination of the diverse experiences and perspectives of disabled customers, industry and civil society. It discusses how the interaction between the three stakeholders should be shaped at aiming to decrease inequality and marginalisation. Shopping is a part of everyday modern life and yet businesses struggle to adequately meet the needs of 80 million disabled customers in the European Union single market. While there has been extensive research into how individuals engage in customer roles and experience, and how businesses and policies both shape and respond to these, little is known of the same dynamics and practices regarding people with impairments. This book addresses this need by revealing the perspectives, interactions and experiences of disabled customers and their interaction with policy and business. It will be required reading for all scholars and students of disability studies, sociology, marketing and customer relations.

Chinese Social Media

Chinese Social Media
Author: Mike Kent,Katie Ellis,Jian Xu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN: 1351661825
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Social Media Book Excerpt:

This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese language social media and disability, celebrity, sexuality, interpersonal communication, charity, diaspora, public health, political activism and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The book is not only rich in its theoretical perspectives but also in its methodologies. Contributors use both qualitative and quantitative methods to study Chinese social media and its social–cultural–political implications, such as case studies, in-depth interviews, participatory observations, discourse analysis, content analysis and data mining.

Human Interaction Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III

Human Interaction  Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III
Author: Tareq Ahram,Redha Taiar,Karine Langlois,Arnaud Choplin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN: 3030553078
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Interaction Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III Book Excerpt:

This book reports on research and developments in human-technology interaction. A special emphasis is given to human-computer interaction, and its implementation for a wide range of purposes such as healthcare, aerospace, telecommunication, and education, among others. The human aspects are analyzed in detail. Timely studies on human-centered design, wearable technologies, social and affective computing, augmented, virtual and mixed reality simulation, human rehabilitation and biomechanics represent the core of the book. Emerging technology applications in business, security, and infrastructure are also critically examined, thus offering a timely, scientifically-grounded, but also professionally-oriented snapshot of the current state of the field. The book is based on contributions presented at the 3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications, IHIET 2020, held on August 27-29, 2020. It offers a timely survey and a practice-oriented reference guide to researchers and professionals dealing with design and/or management of the new generation of service systems.

Ageing in Place

Ageing in Place
Author: Bruce Judd,Kenichi Tanoue,Edgar Liu
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN: 1788976096
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing in Place Book Excerpt:

This insightful book showcases a range of design, planning and policy responses to ageing populations and the built environment from across the rapidly changing and dynamic Western Asia-Pacific region. Its chapters demonstrate a clear and increasingly convergent preference for and promotion of ageing in place and the need for collaborative efforts to facilitate this at various scales through policy and practice.

Industry 4 0 and Global Businesses

Industry 4 0 and Global Businesses
Author: Enis Yakut
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-01-21
ISBN: 1801173281
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industry 4 0 and Global Businesses Book Excerpt:

Industry 4.0 and Global Businesses: A Multidisciplinary Investigation provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the transformative effects of Industry 4.0 by aggregating original theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights
Author: Peter Blanck,Eilionóir Flynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN: 1317043693
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current and emerging research and policy on disability law. Bringing together a team of respected and experienced experts, the handbook offers a range of jurisdictional and multidisciplinary perspectives. The authors consider historical and contemporary, as well as comparative perspectives of disability law. Divided into three parts, the contributors provide a comprehensive reference to the theoretical underpinnings, ongoing debates and emerging fields within the subject. The study provides a strong basis for consideration of contemporary disability law, its research foundations, and progressive developments in the area. The book incorporates interdisciplinary and comparative country perspectives to capture the breadth of current discourse on disability law. This handbook provides a valuable resource for a wide range of scholars, public and private researchers, NGOs, and practitioners working in the area of disability law, and across national and transnational disability schemes. The work will be of important interest to those in the fields of sociology, history, psychology, economics, political science, rehabilitation sciences, medicine, technology, and law, among others.

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice
Author: Keren Dali,Nadia Caidi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN: 1000203220
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice Book Excerpt:

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design demonstrates that diversity concerns are relevant to all and need to be approached in a systematic way. Developing the Diversity by Design concept articulated by Dali and Caidi in 2017, the book promotes the notion of the diversity mindset. Grouped into three parts, the chapters within this volume have been written by an international team of seasoned academics and practitioners who make diversity integral to their professional and scholarly activities. Building on the Diversity by Design approach, the book presents case studies with practice models for two primary audiences: LIS educators and LIS practitioners. Chapters cover a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic promotion and tenure; the decolonization of LIS education; engaging Indigenous and multicultural communities; librarians’ professional development in diversity and social justice; and the decolonization of library access practices and policies. As a collection, the book illustrates a systems-thinking approach to fostering diversity and inclusion in LIS, integrating it by design into the LIS curriculum and professional practice. Calling on individuals, organizations, policymakers, and LIS educators to make diversity integral to their daily activities and curriculum, Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design will be of interest to anyone engaged in research and professional practice in Library and Information Science.

Planning Effective Instruction Diversity Responsive Methods and Management

Planning Effective Instruction  Diversity Responsive Methods and Management
Author: Kay M. Price,Karna L. Nelson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1337671940
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Effective Instruction Diversity Responsive Methods and Management Book Excerpt:

PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, translates best practice research into practical suggestions for diversity responsive teaching in the classroom. The book is organized around a framework that clarifies the enormous task of being a diversity responsive teacher by helping focus teachers' efforts in planning for diversity. Readers see that what they teach, how they teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. Written lesson and activity plans that incorporate diversity responsive techniques guide and save time for future instructors. The book -- which integrates InTASC Standards and includes learning objectives -- provides resources and exercises that both lay the foundation for readers' future work and prove useful as tools that they can reference throughout their teaching careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Innovation in Audio Description Research

Innovation in Audio Description Research
Author: Sabine Braun,Kim Starr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 1000080676
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation in Audio Description Research Book Excerpt:

This state-of-the-art volume covers recent developments in research on audio description, the professional practice dedicated to making audiovisual products, artistic artefacts and performances accessible to those with supplementary visual and cognitive needs. Harnessing the power of the spoken word, the projects covered in this book illustrate the value of audiovisual content descriptions not only in relation to the role of breaking down physical, cognitive and emotional barriers to entertainment, but also in informing broader media practices such as video archive retrieval, video gaming development and application software creation. The first section maps out the field, discusses key concepts in relation to new developments and illustrates their application; the second part focuses on new audiences for AD, whilst the third part covers the impact of new technologies. Throughout this book contributors focus on methodological innovation, regarding audio description as an opportunity to engage in multi-dimensional linguistic and user-experience analysis, as it intersects with and contributes to a range of other research disciplines. This book is key reading for researchers, advanced students and practitioners of audiovisual translation, media, film and performance studies, as well as those in related fields including cognition, narratology, computer vision and artificial intelligence.