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Satisfying the needs of the handicapped to aid design education: case study

Satisfying the needs of the handicapped to aid design education: case study

Year: 2009

Section: INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Editor: Clarke, A, Ion, W, McMahon, C and Hogarth, P

Author: Thomann, Guillaume; Museau, Matthieu; Rasoulifar, Rahi; De Castro Perez, Diana

Series: E&PDE

Section: INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Pages: 552-557

Abstract

Research in design education recently showed an increasing interest the confrontation of engineering student and the real design activities. Although many student contributions to the industrial projects remained superficially and limited because of complexity and confidentiality issues, the user centric design activity proposes a new way to overcome the distance. The present paper is the result of our research and education program which aimed to provide the opportunity of student participation in the day to day engineering design activities in the context of design for the handicapped children. The specified context thought the student how to follow a generic design approach and how to face and over come the problems caused by having handicapped children who can not explain their needs, or even evaluate the designed prototype.

Keywords: Design for all, design for disabled children, multidisciplinary fields projects, music and handicap

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The 11th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be organised by the University of Brighton in Brighton, UK, in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The E&PDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have an interest in developing new approaches and directions in design education. The conference will provide a forum...

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