Design for self-inclusion: supporting emotional capability

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This paper contributes to inclusive design. It seeks to extend the current definition of Inclusive Design, addressing motion, sensory and cognitive capability, by introducing
emotional capability for self-inclusion as an additional component. To illustrate this perspective, the paper presents two constructive design research cases of designing
for self-inclusion. One of these cases presents a finished design to support autistic children in self-inclusion. The other case presents a design exploration method to
support participants in determining the emotional priorities which should underliedesign interventions. The participants in this case sought to compensate a physical
disability, one, a permanent one, and the other, a temporary one. The second case is presented in order to show the potential of starting from the experience of situations
rather than specific design goals. The paper concludes that valuable design potential can arise from emotional and experiential insights from combined embodiment and
participatory design activities
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DRS2018
EditorsCristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDRS 2018: Design as a catalyst for change - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of DRS
PublisherDesign Research Society
ISSN (Electronic)2398-3132


ConferenceDRS 2018


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