Developing a social capability model of inclusive public facilities: A case study of play space in Hong Kong

Yi Lin WONG, Kin Wai Michael SIU, Mei Seung Michelle LAM

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Abstract

Through a case study of Hong Kong, the paper presents how the Inclusive Design Cube (IDC) can be referenced to develop and evaluate inclusive play space in practice. While social activities take place frequently in play space, the paper advocates that it is essential to include social aspect in public design. Consequently, based on the IDC, the paper develops a model of Socially Inclusive Design Cube (SIDC) to investigate and identify the relationship among social, motion, cognitive and sensory capabilities in the context of play space. Through the development of the SIDC model, the paper raises a question about inclusive design approach. It is hoped that the further development and the application of the SIDC model will contribute to the discipline of inclusive design with social concerns. Copyright © 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
EditorsRavindra GOONETILLEKE , Waldemar KARWOWSKI
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages 561-570
ISBN (Print)9783319416939, 9783319416946
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Citation

Wong, Y. L., Siu, K. W. M., & Lam, M. S. (2016). Developing a social capability model of inclusive public facilities: A case study of play space in Hong Kong. In R. Goonetilleke, & W. Karwowski (Eds.), Advances in physical ergonomics and human factors: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA (pp. 561-570). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Keywords

  • Inclusive design cube (IDC)
  • Socially inclusive design cube (SIDC)
  • Play space
  • Public design
  • Children
  • Hong Kong