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What is Psychosocially Inclusive Design? A definition with constructs.

Lim, Y., Giacomin, J. and Nickpour, F., 2021. What is Psychosocially Inclusive Design? A definition with constructs. Design Journal, 24 (1), 5-28.

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DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2020.1849964


The world of design is moving beyond the physicality of experiences. The theory and practice of inclusive design, however, is still largely remains focused on consideration of physical aspects. This research is an attempt to fill the gap of understanding of psychosocial inclusivity in design by identifying a formal definition with constructs. Empirical investigations (ethnographic interviews, a creative workshop, and observations) were conducted within the chosen contexts of older individuals' supermarket shopping and assisted mobility service users. The outcomes were evaluated using expert surveys. A formal definition and evaluative constructs were described: cognitive, emotional, social, and value. The results provide first elements of an encompassing definition of psychosocial inclusivity, which in the future may serve as a guide for design.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Older people ; Disability ; Inclusive design ; Human-centred design ; Psychosocial inclusivity
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:34349
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:29 Jul 2020 13:11
Last Modified:03 Jun 2022 01:08


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