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Some Aspects of Using Universal Design as a Redesign Strategy for Sustainability
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4326-2882
2016 (English)In: Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics / [ed] Wohlgemuth, V., Fuchs-Kittowski, F., Wittmann, J., Cham: Springer International Publishing , 2016, 49-60 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability is something that unites humankind and the important 2015 UN Climate Change Conference manifested this and was described by many as our last chance. A shifting towards sustainability through design is a challenge for managers and policymakers of organizations since the existing system or product could be complex and may have difficulty to adopt such a shift. This paper explores how organizations and their designers and developers could benefit from having a predictable process to follow for conducting such a shift, since numerous challenges are associated with costs and revenues. While universal design (UD) is a design philosophy closely associated with the sustainable design, an advanced perspective of UD could be implied as a redesign strategy for existing design and may be used as a radical design and innovation strategy for sustainability. In this paper, some of the aspects of UD as a redesign strategy for sustainability are addressed. Based on the previous theoretical frameworks, a UD approach for redesigning towards sustainability was formulated and discussed.

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Cham: Springer International Publishing , 2016. 49-60 p.
, Progress in IS, ISSN 2196-8705
Keyword [en]
Sustainability, Information System Design, Universal Design, Universal Design for Redesign
National Category
Information Systems Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Computer Systems Sciences; Human-Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296284DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44711-7_5ISBN: 9783319447100ISBN: 9783319447117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296284DiVA: diva2:937115
EnviroInfo 2016, 14-16 September 2016, Berlin, Germany
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-08-06

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