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Inclusive Design with Difable in Special School Surabaya

Tanuwidjaja, Gunawan and Laurens, Joyce Marcella and LOANOTO, STEPHEN YONA and TANDIAN, STEPHANY and HONSUJAYA, FEBY ADRIANA (2013) Inclusive Design with Difable in Special School Surabaya. In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CREATIVE INDUSTRY 2013 Empowering Design Quality in Creative Industry E, 01-08-2013 - 01-04-2014, Surabaya - Indonesia.

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    Abstract

    Abstract—Special Junior High School of Educational Foundation for the Blind Children (SMPLB - A YPAB), located in Jalan Gebang Putih no 5 Surabaya, was a special school for diffable students for many years. Unfortunately the school was less accessible for its students. Therefore an accessibility evaluation and participatory design were needed for answering this challenge. The evaluation and design were conducted in a framework of Service Learning AR633 Inclusive Design Course conducted by the Architectural Program if Petra Christian University. The Service Learning method was suitable to answer this, because the process included educating the 3rd year architectural students on the importance of Inclusive Design and serving the less privilege persons. The evaluation process as well as participatory or inclusive design was creative. The process involved the interview with blind students and blind teachers, the accessibility simulation of the Architectural students in the Junior High School, the Focus Group Discussions with diffable students and teachers (including the diffable teachers) of the School. The 1:20 - scale - architectural - model was found effective for communicating the design to the blind. Lastly, two alternative designs were proposed for renovating the blind school. The case emphasized that creative process need more participation of all stakeholders in the building.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Index Terms—accessibility evaluation, participatory design, Service Learning, The 1:20 - scale - architectural – model.
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
    Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning > Architecture Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 21:34
    Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 21:34
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16635

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