A Strategy on Introducing Inclusive Design Philosophy to Non-design Background Undergraduates

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10907)


Focusing on how to integrating design into crossover-education, which is a controversial topic in china’s education. And in china, all china’s colleges and universities are trying their best to set up crossover education. Cause firstly they all think that it is vital important for the college students to broaden their horizon, secondly, more and more projects need diverse and professional genius to cooperate to be finished. They need to know the design thinking. But the problem is coming, differing from design-major background students, how to make design curriculum transforming a better and easier way to accept and assimilate by the other background students. How to cultivate the design thinking in crossover education, I think, which is the most things we as educator need to concentrate. This paper focuses on how to introduce inclusive design philosophy to non-design background undergraduates. This is one of the parts of a research project “Applied universities’ design education reform and practice based on the principle of inclusive design” supported by the Shanghai Education Science Research Program (Grant No. C17067) [1].


Inclusive design Design philosophy Strategy Non-background undergraduates 



The authors would like to thank Tongji University and SUFE together hold the Symposium on Inclusive Design whereby this study was oral presented and got some feedback from the participants. Special thanks to Associate Professor Guoxin Wu, Mr. Guoqiao Qiu for their suggestions and thanks to the support by Shanghai Education Scientific Research Project, No. C17067.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Design and InnovationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.College of Design and ArtShanghai Dianji UniversityShanghaiChina

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