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Plus size and inclusivity in design

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posted on 13.07.2016 by Laura Koesten, Diane Gyi, Annabel Masson, Patrick Jordan
The number of people classed as ‘plus size’, meaning overweight or obese is increasing and many feel excluded from every day activities and environments. Whilst the need to cater for a diverse population in terms of anthropometry is recognized, rarely are the emotional and social aspects of interactions with design/environments taken into account. This paper presents the findings of an interview study to explore barriers affecting plus size people with regard to inclusivity in their lives. The findings suggest that emotional responses to physical issues are important to consider and will contribute to recommendations to raise awareness and facilitate empathy.

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  • Design

Published in

Ergonomics & Human Factors 2016

Pages

72 - 73 (2)

Citation

KOESTEN, L. ...et al., 2016. Plus size and inclusivity in design. IN: Waterson, P., Sims, R. and Hubbard, E-M. (eds.), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016, Daventry, 19 - 21 April, pp 72-73.

Publisher

© Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

01/04/2016

Publication date

2016

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

9780955422591

Language

en

Location

Daventry, Northampton, UK

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