PUDCAD - Research Program
Practicing Universal Design Principles in Design Education through a CAD-based Game
Applied research program
Project granted by the European Commission for the Erasmus+ Program KA203 Programme conducted by the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs
UNIFI WG Coordinator
Francesca Tosi (Scientific Responsible) - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
Antonella Serra, Alessia Brischetto, Ester Iacono - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (ITU), Turkey - Project Leader
Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen (LIPPE) - Germany
Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi (BAU) - Turkey
Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) - Italy
University of Florence (UNIFI) - Italy
Lahti University of applied sciences (LAMK) - Finland
ED - Ergoterapi Dernegi, Ankara, Turkey.
SERCEV - Cerebral palsili cocuklar dernegi, Ankara, Turkey.
OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The PUDCAD project is the result of collaboration between 7 European universities and is addressed to students of Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design who attend university-level courses.
It is based on the introduction in the design practice of a CAD-based application that combines CAD modeling operations with the possibility of studying user interaction with the environment, programming the characteristics of spaces, furnishings, products and user himself.
It constitutes an instrument of innovation in teaching as it introduces the principles of Universal Design within the curriculum training path, using an intuitive and interactive learning environment, which will facilitate collaborative learning and creativity of students. The software will have a implementable library and will use innovative technologies such as augmented reality. It will be available online for free for educational use.
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