A Transdisciplinary Student Design Workshop for an Inclusive In-door Navigation App

Demet A. Dınçay, Çağil Y. Toker, Elif B. Öksüz, Sena Semızoğlu, Özge Cordan

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Designing accessible environments is often found challenging by architects and interior designers. Common design solutions may not be suitable for every occasion. Individual design solutions are required for a better experience for people with special needs. Accordingly, transforming a built environment for people with physical disabilities has become a transdisciplinary issue for designers. The experience of physical space towards smart devices has significantly changed the definition of accessibility in today’s world. Hence, this study issued the accessibility of space by reviving the ‘transdisciplinarity’ in design education. In this study, the authors seek to develop a transdisciplinary approach to accessibility by gathering interior and game designers for an indoor navigation app for mobile devices. By highlighting the differences in designers’ approaches to accessibility in space, the authors explain why accessibility is about to become a transdisciplinary issue for future designers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheories, Techniques, Strategies For Spatial Planners and Designers
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning, Design, Applications
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Group
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783631854372
ISBN (Print)9783631839225
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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  • Inclusive design
  • Navigation app design
  • Transdisciplinary workshop


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