Are you an inclusive designer?

Are you an inclusive designer?

Fleck, Julie


  • ISBN
  • Format
  • Language
  • Pages
  • Publisher
  • Date Published
  • 9781859468524
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 336
  • RIBA Publishing
  • Sep 2019
Despite improvements in the last 20 years we still have a long way to go
before all of our buildings, places and spaces are easy and comfortable for all
of us to use. This book puts forward a powerful case for a totally new attitude towards
inclusivity and accessibility. Exploring both the social and the business cases
for striving for better, this book will empower architects to have more
enlightened discussions with their clients about why we should be striving for
better than the bare minimum, and challenging the notion that inclusive design
should be thought of reductively as simply a list of "special features" to be
added to a final design, or that inclusivity is only about wheelchair access. The
ultimate aim of this book will be to help make inclusive design business as
usual rather than something that is added on to address legislation at the end
of the development process. Accessible and engaging, this book will be an
invaluable resource for students as well as practicing architects, richly
illustrated with case studies showing both good and bad examples of inclusive
design, and celebrating inclusion.

Rather than a dry manual, this book combines a powerful,
thought-provoking polemic arguing for a step change in attitude, a guide for
practitioners on how to have constructive conversations with clients around ID,
and a learning resource for students and architects on how to adopt inclusive
design and inclusive environment approaches in their work

Offers an engaging challenge to widespread assumptions around what
constitutes good, accessible design

Provides practical advice, illustrated with case studies,
for inclusive design principles

The book will also act as a guide for practitioners on how to have more
enlightened discussions with their clients around inclusivity