Research + Design: Case Study of Inclusive Indoor Play
AuthorsAbir Mullick and Gourab Kar
SessionA3. UD theory and practice
Date and Time2014-06-16, 15:05 - 15:25
Full Text PDFDesign Case
Presentation PDFShort oral presentation
Research in design, also known as design research, is a new phenomenon, and originally consisted of research into the process of design and development. The activity is domain-specific knowledge within the professional field of design and, as a front-end design activity, develops new information needed to improve the design process and guide design outcome. Historically, children with disabilities have been at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to play. The purpose of the Inclusive Indoor Play project was to research indoor play environments and playthings to develop universal design playthings. The research results lead to the development of five new playthings: a) Turbo Reader ; b) Writing Slate; c) Art Explorer; d) Discovery Table; and e) Music Maestro.