Places for People: Special user needs in building types





The aim of this course is to let participants familiarize themselves with the user-centered approach for the design of buildings and spaces with special functions such as, hospitals, schools, office buildings and to learn about the special considerations and design criteria and principles that apply to these special facilities.

The course adds knowledge about special user groups such as children, elderly and the handicap. It also draws upon previous knowledge and fundamentals of Environmental Psychology and Environment-Behaviour Studies.

This course supplements what participants know about design standards and building codes for specialized building types and facilities.



Program

Day 1 - 3/11

TIME

4:00-5:00

·         The objectives of the Course

·         Presentation of IMPAQT: Its building blocks/principles:

a.       Integrative approach

b.       People-centered

c.       Multi-disciplinary

·         Introduction to user-centered design at the architectural and urban levels: a people-centered lens towards non-residential building types

5:00-6:30

 

People-centered design for special user groups

-          handicap

-          street children

-          elderly

6:30-7:00

Coffee Break

7:00-9:00

CASE STUDY- based Working Session

 

Day 2 - 4/11

 

4:00- 6:30

People-centered design for children environments

- day cares

- play grounds

6:30-7:00

Coffee Break

7:00-9:00

Working Session

 

Day 3 - 5/11

4:00-6:30

People-centered design for healing environments

-          hospitals

-          long-term care facilities

6:30-7:00

Coffee Break

7:00-9:00

Working Session

 

Day 4 - 6/11

4:00-6:30

People-centered design for learning environments

-          schools

-          museums

6:30-7:00

Coffee Break

7:00-9:00

Working Session

 

Day 5 - 7/11

4:00-6:30

People-centered design for work environments

6:30-7:00

Coffee Break

7:00-9:00

CASE STUDY presentation - Working Session



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