- Type of project
- Applied research
- 01.01.2011 -> 01.01.2013
This project has been completed
About the project
Teaching ergonomics to design students is closely related to the philosophy and concepts of Universal design, inclusive design and design for all. Another term in this field is Design for diversity.
Main aims: The project aims at developing a framework for teaching the complexity of Design for diversity. The aim of the project is further to give the students sensitivity for the context and an empathic user insight.
Analytical frames: A holistic theoretical model and elements in an inclusive design process are going to be worked out and put into practice in student’s projects.
Research methods: Literature survey and practice-based research
Outcomes: textbook, research papers and other forms of teaching material
Partners: The Norwegian Design Council and The Institute of Architecture at AHO
Finance: Universell*, the Norwegian national coordinator of accessibility in higher education.