DELIMITING INCLUSIVE DESIGN
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Herriott R.
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
This paper asks if Inclusive Design (ID) can be delimited by examining design for accessibility in the areas of assistive technology (AT) and public transport (PT) with reference to consumer product design. This paper takes product design, AT and PT as the key test areas of industrial design in its broadest sense, and it synthesises earlier work which considered (1) cases of ID and AT as reported in two major Inclusive Design conference series and (2) design processes in AT and PT. Synthesising these papers, the case is made that the extent to which users can participate directly in the design process determines how applicable Inclusive Design can be and in so doing separates the process (means) from its ends.