Inclusive, Active and Adaptive Design as Approaches to User-Centered Design

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 776)


The paper analyzes the evolutionof user-centered design in a variety of approaches that have been established in the history of architecture. It leads up to the current tendency to consider the designed environment as a physiologically prosthetic phenomenon inasmuch as it favors behavioral objectives while maintaining certain requested states that are physiological and behaviorally prosthetic due to the fact that the designed environment intentionally configures specific behavioral topographies. Therefore, the degree of a design’s quality and the various scales to which it is referred follow from its ability to interrelate on a human scale; that is to say, the capability of physical elements to confront the factors that characterize a design focused on well-being: inclusive, active, and adaptive.


Human factors User-centered design Anthropometric approach Anthropocentric approach Prosthetic space Inclusive design Active design Adaptive design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity “G.d’Annunzio” of Chieti and PescaraPescaraItaly

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