Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Elisabeth Dalholm Hornyánszky,, Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi. Recommended prerequisits: Completion of 3rd year architectural studies. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must attend at least 80% of all lectures, seminars and study tours. Participate actively in lectures and seminars. Read the assigned articles or chapters before the relevant lecture or seminar complete the exercises in an acceptable manner. Read a text and present it in a seminar. Further information: The course can be offered in English, entirely or in part. Home page:

The course aims to inspire and convey knowledge on how city settings, buildings and artefacts can be designed to function well and be aesthetically appealing for all, including those with disabilities. By means of good examples, the students will be inspired to develop creative solutions for future built environments in which the needs of different user groups are met. They will be equipped to meet the challenges presented by more stringent accessibility legislation for public spaces.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course includes presentations by people with disabilities who describe the conditions under which they live and work, the drawbacks and the possibilities. Knowledge about legislation and regulations will be provided by people working professionally in disability organizations and the responsible authorities. Architects and planners will present projects in which the demands of different user groups have been implemented in a good manner.

The course comprises several exercises in which the participants acquaint themselves with real settings and propose improvements in public spaces, for example. The exercises will help the students realize the impact “universal design” or “design for all” concepts have on the design of buildings and urban spaces and will also increase their interest in and commitment to accessibility issues. The aim is that people, apart from their physical or mental abilities, should be able to carry out their every day activities without limitations in the built environment. Students will also collect good examples to make use of in their future careers.

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