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Title: Evaluating a Proposed Design for All (DfA) Manual for Architecture
Authors: Mosca, Erica
Herssens, Jasmien
Rebecchi, Andrea
Strickfaden, Megan
Capolongo, Stefano
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Citation: Di Bucchianico, Giuseppe (Ed.). Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA, Springer International Publishing AG,p. 54-64
Series/Report: Advances in Design for Inclusion
Series/Report no.: 776
Status: Early View
Abstract: This paper outlines the evaluation of a print-based Design for All (DfA) manual. The purpose was to understand if and how a DfA manual can be used as a tool to inspire students (future architects) in designing an inclusive project to transform theory into practice. The DfA manual has been used and tested during a workshop that took place at the UDweek 2016 in Hasselt, Belgium. Our results show that the manual was favorably received, particularly in the areas of the manual’s visual presentation. Conversely, short guidelines, as mean to transfer knowledge, was perceived as too prescriptive. Furthermore, more information to generate insights on users’ needs are required and the static format of the manual can’t satisfy the different ways students prefer to access information. The research provides interesting criteria on how to create a more relevant and useable DfA manual; however, further studies are required to elaborate upon these.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/27249
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94622-1_6
ISBN: 9783319946214
ISSN: 2194-5357
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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