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Research on Inclusive Design of Outdoor Seats: Taking Parks in Hangzhou as an Example

Under the background of the aging population, the concept of inclusive design was introduced to China in 2010. This paper describes a new method to assess the inclusiveness of outdoor seats by designing the inclusive evaluation tool table from document collection, desk research and analytic hierarchy process which can help to obtain the weight of each evaluation content. By the means of mapping the research and evaluation of 52 parks in Hangzhou in all dimensions, the paper draws a conclusion about the inclusive design of park seats. This research combines the qualitative research with data analysis thus to summarize the problems of inclusive design of the seat in urban park. The first problem is that the seat is damaged to varying degrees, especially from the surface and structure; the second problem is the lack of inclusive design, especially the lack of consideration of seat armrest and seat back; the third problem is lack of careful consideration in material selection; the fourth problem is the lack of accessibility. By analyzing the problem, it puts forward the inclusive optimization strategy for the four dimensions of the layout, function, shape and material of the park seats, in order to improve the humanized design of park seats as well as the inclusiveness of the urban environment.

Park Seats, Inclusive Design, Assessment, Optimizing Strategy

APA Style

Shi Wenwen. (2022). Research on Inclusive Design of Outdoor Seats: Taking Parks in Hangzhou as an Example. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 8(1), 17-21. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220801.13

ACS Style

Shi Wenwen. Research on Inclusive Design of Outdoor Seats: Taking Parks in Hangzhou as an Example. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2022, 8(1), 17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220801.13

AMA Style

Shi Wenwen. Research on Inclusive Design of Outdoor Seats: Taking Parks in Hangzhou as an Example. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2022;8(1):17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220801.13

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