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A reflection on interdisciplinarity research in universal design toward sustainability
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Human-Computer Interaction.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0598-7257
2017 (English)In: Universal Access in the Information Society, ISSN 1615-5289, E-ISSN 1615-5297, Vol. 16, no 1, 73-83 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of universal design (UD) is growing from its devised domain of accessibility, thus becoming a stimulating research topic reaching further beyond the field of human/computer interaction. An inspiring characteristic of the universally designed end product and its value to the user would be its nature of sustainability. However, the many factors of that quality are yet to be fully learned by the practice and application of UD. One way to resolve this problem is to expand the UD research toward interdisciplinary practice. In this paper, the status of UD and its relationship to sustainability in terms of its possibility and perspective with interdisciplinary research are analyzed. A framework unfolds which explains and argues how interdisciplinary research could help UD advance toward the aim of sustainability. The proposed theoretical framework would open new research opportunities to expand the UD concepts along the path of creating holistic values on sustainability.

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Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2017. Vol. 16, no 1, 73-83 p.
Keyword [en]
Universal design, Interdisciplinarity in universal design, Universal design and sustainability, Advance concept of universal design
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Human Computer Interaction
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Human-Computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260899DOI: 10.1007/s10209-015-0425-0ISI: 000395093100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260899DiVA: diva2:848686
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-25 Last updated: 2017-04-19Bibliographically approved

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