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The economic explanation of inclusive design in different stages of product life time

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conference contribution
posted on 06.08.2019, 10:06 by Fang Li, Hua Dong
The static data obtained from user research are not sufficient to accurately reflect the change of the user's needs and capabilities in different situations. Not paying enough attention to the economic feasibility of design solutions makes inclusive design face challenges in commercialization. In this paper, the user's demand is regarded as a function of the dynamic interaction between the user's own characteristics and the environment. The inclusion problem is defined from an economic perspective. By distinguishing the stages before and after the delivery of a product (or service), different economic properties of the product are defined. Then the two stages are analysed from the perspective of investment and consumption respectively, and the competition criterion of inclusivity distribution and the reasons for exclusion are deduced. According to the causes of different problems in the two stages, the research direction of inclusive solutions is pointed out, and the economical sustainability of inclusive design is analysed. This paper emphasizes that the goal of inclusive design lies not only in the partial and temporary elimination of exclusion, but also in how to distribute the freedom of choice.

History

School

  • Design

Published in

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) Responsible Design for Our Future, Delft, The Netherlands, 5-8.08.2019

Volume

1

Issue

1

Pages

2377-2386

Source

22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 19)

Publisher

Design Society

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Paper. It is published by Design society under 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

17/05/2019

Copyright date

2019

Notes

This paper will be published by the Design Society via https://www.designsociety.org/publication/40993/DS+94:+Proceedings+of+the+Design+Society:+22nd+International+Conference+on+Engineering+Design+(ICED19)

ISSN

2220-4342

Publisher version

Book series

ICED

Language

en

Editor(s)

Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon

Location

TU Deflt

Event dates

5th August 2019 - 8th August 2019