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  • 1. Center for Inclusive Design & Environmental AccessMaking environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response tothe needs of an increasingly diverse population. Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2. IDeA Center Overview Founded in 1984 Multi-disciplinary research center: Architects, planners, behavioral scientists, occupational therapists, industrial engineers Starting 3rd RERC cycle on Universal Design In 3rd year of first RERC on Accessible Public TransportationCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 3. Inclusive Design DefinitionInclusive design makes life easier, healthier andfriendlier for a diverse population.Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 4. IDeA Center MissionThe IDeA Center practices inclusive design throughresearch, development, service, dissemination, andeducational activities.The primary goal of the Center is to produceknowledge and tools that will increase socialparticipation of groups such as people withdisabilities and the older generation, who have beenmarginalized by traditional design practices.Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 5. Core Staff Dr. Edward Steinfeld, AIA - Architect  Anthropometry and full scale modeling  Housing and product design  Accessible transportation  Design for aging and disabilityCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 6. Core Staff Dr. Victor Paquet – Human Factors and Ergonomics Researcher  Prototype Anthropometric Database of Wheelchair Users  Effects of products and environments on user kinematics  Occupational safety and health  Usability evaluation toolCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 7. Core Staff Dr. James Lenker – Industrial Engineer, Occupational Therapist  Effectiveness of assistive technology devices and environmental interventions for people with disabilities  Human factors  Usability testing of consumer products, including assistive technology devices  Occupational ergonomicsCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 8. Core Staff Danise Levine, AIA, M. Arch. – Architect  Model Homes  Home Modifications  Technical Assistance  Housing and product design  Design for aging and disabilityCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 9. Core Staff Jordana Maisel, MUP – Urban Planner  Outreach and policy studies  Visitability  Evidence based guidelines for universal design  Continuing educationCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 10. Core Staff Heamchand Subryan, M. Arch, MFA – Design Research Associate  Interactive technology development  Smart home technologies  Graphic and website design  Development of exhibitions, displays and productsCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 11. Core Staff Beth Tauke, MA, MFA – Associate Professor of Architecture  Graphic and media design  Universal Design Education  Universal Design Identity ProgramCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 12. Core Staff Jonathan White, M. Arch. – Architectural Research and Design Associate  Co-Author of Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book  Home Modifications  Housing designCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 13. Core Staff Clive D’Souza – PhD. Candidate, Industrial and Systems Engineering  Prototype Anthropometric Database  Human factors  Three-dimensional data visualization  Virtual reality applications and software developmentCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 14. Core Staff -- Consultant Dr. Sue Weidemann – Applied Behavioral Psychologist  Effectiveness of universal design in practice  Evidence based guidelines for universal design  Buildings in useCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 15. Core Staff -- Consultant Dr. Korydon Smith – Architect  Regional and cultural differences  Inclusive design education  Design standards and practicesCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 16. Our Primary Activities Basic and applied research University education programs Professional education Technical Services Development of buildings, products, communications, publications, and social initiativesCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 17. IDeA Center Current Projects RERC – Universal Design in the Built Environment RERC – Accessible Public Transportation Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Global Universal Design Commission Home Modifications ADA Consulting Model Home Design Program Post Occupancy Evaluations Universal Design Education Continuing Education Product Development Dissemination / PublicationsCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 18. RERC - UD 2010-2015 The only federally sponsored research and development center in this field A partnership between the IDeA Center, the Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium (ORTC), and representatives from the design and disability communities Activities guided by “evidence-based practice”Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 19. RERC - UDResearch Activities R1: Improving Home Modifications for Aging in Place R2: Improving Universal Design Standards for Public Buildings R3: Improving Rights-of-Way Using Universal DesignDevelopment Activities DV1: Standards for Universal Design DV2: Product Development for Knowledge TransferTraining Activities Advanced Graduate and Professional Education in Universal Design, University Education Consortium, Design PartnershipsDissemination Activities Scientific and Trade Publications, Electronic Media, Outreach and Conference ProgramCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 20. RERC - APT 2008-2013 A partnership between Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and IDeA Center Utilizing elements of enabling technology and principles of universal design to address high priority transportation needs of people with disabilitiesCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 21. RERC - APTResearch Activities R1 – Empowering the User to Improve the Travel Chain R2 – Human Factors of Boarding and Disembarking VehiclesDevelopment Activities DV1 – Open Information System Tools DV2 – Improved Vehicle Interiors – An Industry Partnership ProjectTraining Activities Fellowship Program, Online Education, Student R&D ExperienceDissemination Activities Online Information Clearinghouse, Conferences and Symposia, Standards and RegulationsCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 22. Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Evaluate existing accessibility standards Provide evidence-base for revision of accessibility standards Develop performance-based design tools  In both graphic and interactive forms Gauge physical accessibility for mobility device users Encourage design beyond the minimum standards Apply to the environment (buildings, streets, and transportation)Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 23. GUDCPurpose: To develop and promote theunderstanding and use of Universal Design throughconsensus-based voluntary standards.Not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation.Collaboration with:  Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, PC.  Burton Blatt Institute  Committee MembersCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 24. GUDCA voluntary consensus standards developmentprocess to provide an objective system ofmeasurement to evaluate UD adoption:  Promotes the adoption and use of newly developed UD standards across environments;  Educates designers, developers, lenders, governments, and end users of the benefits of application of UD standards;  Measures, through a ratings system, the level of adoption;  Certifies buildings that meet UD standards;  Conducts training, offer technical assistance.Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 25. Home Modifications Provide design and consulting services Over 500 projects completed Approximately 50 small-scale home modifications per yearCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 26. ADA Consulting 1 major U.S. city 3 local school districts 3 national retail chains University of Rochester Albright-Knox Art Gallery NYC Public Housing AuthorityCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 27. Model Home Design Program Technical assistance and design expertise to build universally designed buildings New model home and public building demonstrations in various parts of the U.S. Coordinated with local architects and building owners Data on costs, perceptions, and UD challenges and successes Currently four projects underway and three completedCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 28. Post Occupancy Evaluation Validate the claimed benefits of UD Evaluate examples of UD in public buildings and spaces Lighthouse International – New York City Fast food restaurants – upstate New York Public streetscapes and hotels – Las Vegas, Nevada Online surveysCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 29. UD Education Bridging the Gap (HBCU)  To increase awareness and knowledge for the next generation of architects about design for a pluralistic population including those often underrepresented like people who have disabilities, health conditions, low incomes, older people and children. UD Education Online (www.udeducation.org)  To support educators and students in their teaching and study of universal design. UD Education Consortium  Develop new academic leaders, promote UD as a component of university general education as well as design education, program of mentoring, technical assistance, and information sharing.Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 30. Online Continuing Education The IDeA Center Continuing Education program is designed for advocates, builders/contractors, planners, architects, occupational and physical therapists, and policymakers interested in learning about the universal design of places, products, and systems with a particular focus on the implications of a life span design perspective. The online program on UB Learns consists of 2 core courses, 2 human factors courses, and several electives. All courses run to-date have offered AIA CEU credit.Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 31. Product DevelopmentIndustry Partnerships Proctor & Gamble: UD Standards development Touch Graphics: Touch models for orientation CreateAbility Concepts: Tools for wayfinding and improved appliance controls New American Homes: LIFEHouse Wounded Warriors Foundation: UD housing Engineered Plastics: Tactile warnings Gillig: Demonstration bus American Seating: Improved seating and securement systems on buses Lift U: Improvements to transit ramp systemsCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 32. Product HighlightInteractive Talk and Touching Model Collaboration between Touch Graphics Inc. and the RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment. Model allows an immersive wayfinding experience through audio, visual, and tactile feedback. 3-D map is painted with special conductive paint to create sensitized zones. Touches are detected by embedded electrodes connected to a multichannel sensor. Currently installed and running at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, the Carroll Center for the Blind, the Chicago Lighthouse International, and the Perkins Center for the Blind.Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 33. Product Development – In-House Universal Bathroom Universal Kitchen Cabinets Emergency Shelter for Displaced People Next Gen Bus Shelter Fall Detection Device (ORTC) Reading Device for Low Vision (ORTC) Cold Weather Clothing (ORTC) Citizen Participation Software (RI) Transportation Route Information (RI)Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 34. Product Highlight Tiramisu-- Community Driven Transit Information  Project of the RERC on Accessible Public Transportation  Data crowdsourced:  Riders report on bus location and fullness  Real-time arrival predictions using machine learning  Minimal infrastructure  Support feedback from riders about experiences  Transparency, prioritization, and report tracking  Problems, positives, suggestions  An example of how universal design principles can help transit riders of all abilities share and get the information they needRehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (www.rercapt.org, www.tiramisutransit.com)
  • 35. Dissemination / Publications Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book  Published in 2010 by W.W. Norton & Co. State of the Science in Universal Design E-Book  Published online in 2010 by Bentham Sciences Ltd. Design Resources  Published in 2010 online by IDeA Center Universal Design Textbook  Forthcoming to be published by Wiley & SonsCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 36. Research Capabilities Demographic and policy analysis Online surveys Usability testing Products in use in real world settings Full scale simulation Ergonomic analysisCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 37. Development Support Capabilities Design tools Usability rating scale Demonstration buildings Design prototyping Focus groups BrandingCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 38. Partnerships University at Buffalo Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon Concrete Change Burton Blatt Institute United Spinal Association Easter Seals Project Action AARP Wounded Warriors Foundation Village of WilliamsvilleCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 39. FundingCurrent Funding NIDRR U.S. Access Board (just completed) NEA OMRDD People, Inc. Aspire Attorneys Online Course Revenue Private ClientsPast Funding HUD NYCHA City of New York Heartland HomesCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 40. Impact of IDeA Center -- General Established a university research and development model Participated in the development of the Seven Principles of Universal Design Helped to define the concept of Universal Design Developed an international UD identity program for Universal DesignCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 41. Impact of IDeA Center -- Research Helped to shape existing U.S. codes, and continue to provide evidence base for code revision Proved the benefits of Universal Design through systematic research Established international research partnership on winter climate issuesCenter for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 42. Center for Inclusive Design & Environmental Access School of Architecture & Planning State University of New York at Buffalo 114 Diefendorf Hall| 3435 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 – 3087 tel: +1 (716) 829.5902 fax: +1 (716) 829.3861email: ap-idea@buffalo.edu web: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea web: http://www.udeworld.com Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access | The State University of New York at Buffalo