Designing Inclusive Futures

  • Patrick Langdon
  • John Clarkson
  • Peter Robinson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Understanding Users

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. D. Waller, P. M. Langdon, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 3-13
    3. J. Goodman-Deane, P. M. Langdon, S. Clarke, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 23-34
    4. S. J. Bowen, P. M. Chamberlain
      Pages 35-44
    5. J. R. Fair, L. Bix, T. R. Bush
      Pages 45-53
    6. Y. M. Choi, D. Sabata, R. Todd, S. Sprigle
      Pages 55-62
  3. Inclusive Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. A. Yoxall, J. Langley, J. Luxmoore, R. Janson, J. C. Taylor, J. Rowson
      Pages 65-74
    3. A. Heylighen, G. Vermeir, M. Rychtáriková
      Pages 75-84
    4. H. Dong, N. Vanns
      Pages 85-94
    5. T. Lewis, P. M. Langdon, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 95-106
    6. J. Hurtienne, K. Weber, L. Blessing
      Pages 107-116
  4. Computer Access and New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. R. Bates, H. O. Istance, S. Vickers
      Pages 149-162
    3. G. Hughes, P. Robinson
      Pages 163-171
  5. Assistive Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. P. Biswas, P. Robinson
      Pages 175-184
    3. R. Orpwood, J. Chadd, D. Howcroft, A. Sixsmith, J. Torrington, G. Gibson et al.
      Pages 185-195
    4. G. Hughes, P. Robinson
      Pages 197-206
    5. B. J. Andrews, D. Hettinga, R. Gibbons, S. Goodey, A. Poulton
      Pages 207-214
  6. Inclusive Environments

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-274

About these proceedings


Designing Inclusive Futures reflects the need to explore, in a coherent way, the issues and practicalities that lie behind design that is intended to extend our active future lives. This encompasses design for inclusion in daily life at home but also extends to the workplace and for products within these contexts. For example, given trends in employment sector growth, skills requirements, labour supply and demographic change, there is a need to predict the critical areas where individual capabilities are mismatched with the physical, social and organisational demands of work. This mismatch, which can be addressed within the domain of inclusive design, is pervasively linked to real artefacts in workspaces and their intersection with the health factors that relate to ageing. This book is the result of the fourth CWUAAT workshop held in Cambridge, England in April 2008.

Contributions address the following themes:

• Understanding Users
• Inclusive Design
• Computer Access and New Technologies
• Assistive Technology for Working and Daily Living Environments
• Inclusive Environments

The nature of the contributions reflect a sample of the work of leading national and international researchers in the fields of Inclusive Design, Ergonomics, Universal Access, and Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology. There have been significant contributions from researchers in architecture, social housing provision, and apparel and fashion design, reflecting the need to understand the wider social and economic context of inclusive and assistive technology design.


Assistive Technology Human – Computer Interaction Inclusive Design Rehabilitation Engineering SRUK Universal Access ergonomics packaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Langdon
    • 1
  • John Clarkson
    • 1
  • Peter Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Cambridge Engineering Design Centre Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-210-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-211-1
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