Challenge Title: Space Planning for Accessibility
Challenge Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Time to Complete: 48 hours
Required Tools/Resources: Sketching materials, CAD software, research materials on accessibility guidelines

Objective

Design a space layout that maximizes accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities, considering factors such as wheelchair maneuverability, reach ranges, and clear pathways.

Research

Research existing accessible design standards and guidelines (e.g., ADA requirements) to understand the needs of individuals with disabilities in various spaces (e.g., homes, offices).

Materials

Select materials that are durable, non-slippery, and easy to maintain while also being aesthetically pleasing. Consider sustainable options to minimize environmental impact.

Concept Development

Brainstorm different layout configurations that prioritize accessibility without compromising functionality or aesthetics. Explore innovative solutions such as adjustable furniture or smart technology integration.

Deliverables

  1. Concept sketches of the space layout showing key accessibility features.
  2. 3D model of the proposed space design highlighting key elements for accessibility.
  3. Written explanation of design choices and how they address specific accessibility needs.

Evaluation Criteria

Projects will be evaluated based on:
– Innovation in addressing accessibility challenges
– Usability for individuals with physical disabilities
– Consideration of environmental impact through material choices

This challenge aims to promote inclusive design practices and encourage designers to think critically about creating spaces that are accessible to all individuals.

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