HADRIAN_final.pdf (427.06 kB)
0/0

A design for life

Download (427.06 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 10.10.2012 by Russell Marshall, Steve Summerskill
The social, ethical, legislative and business cases for products, services and environments that are accessible and inclusive are well established. Yet, ‘good design’ is perhaps not as common as it might be, with many products being designed without due care and attention to the needs of all users. However, practitioners (designers, ergonomists, transport or urban environment planners etc. ) are increasingly ‘on board’ with this need and so what then leads to designs still being produced that incorporate short-sighted and exclusive decision making? The complexity of design should not be underestimated and often designers are managing a complex array of stakeholder requirements. Some requirements may be conflicting and demand different directions for the design. Essentially what is required is more support for these practitioners in ways to identify, understand and accommodate the needs, desires and aspirations of as many users as is possible.

History

School

  • Design

Citation

MARSHALL, R. and SUMMERSKILL, S., 2010. A design for life. Engineering Designer, 36 (3), pp. 32 - 34

Publisher

© Institution of Engineering Designers

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2010

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Engineering Designer [© Institution of Engineering Designers].

ISSN

0013-7898

Language

en

Exports

Logo branding

Keyword(s)

Exports