Inclusive Design for Immersive Spaces

Michael Crabb, Daniel Clarke, Husam Al Waer, Michael Heron, Richard Laing

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It is vital when creating learning environments that attention is paid towards individuals using a given space, activities that they will carry out, and the available equipment that will facilitate this. It is also important that these spaces are created to be inclusive to all and to remove accessibility barriers that are caused by the designed environment. Our aim is to understand how technology can be used to inform design processes for creating educational spaces by collaborating with the primary users of this space: students. This paper is organised in three main sections. Firstly, we identify changes that academics have suggested in how designing for inclusive augmented and virtual-reality environments should be practised. Secondly, we present a workshop entitled Designing for Immersive Spaces. Finally, we discusses the implications of the issues raised and the practical constraints and difficulties of implementing Inclusive Design for Immersive Spaces that is being called for.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2019
Event13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design: Running with Scissors - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
Abbreviated titleEAD Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Inclusive Design for Immersive Spaces

    Crabb, M., Clarke, D., Alwaer, H., Heron, M. & Laing, R., 2019, Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Valentine, L., Bletcher, J. & Cruickshank, L. (eds.). Supplement 1 ed. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, Vol. 22. p. 2105-2118 14 p. (Design Journal).

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