Pudcad project. Towards a cad-based game for the implementation of universal design principles in design education

Buratti G., Amoruso G., Costa F., Pillan M., Rossi M., Cordan Ö., ...More

1st International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Environments for Education, Arts and Heritage, EARTH 2018, Brixen, Italy, 5 - 06 July 2018, vol.919, pp.154-162 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 919
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-12240-9_17
  • City: Brixen
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-162
  • Keywords: Education through digital media, Inclusion, PUDCAD, Serious game and gamification, Universal design
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.The notion of inclusive design and universal design principles are today widely recognised by most of the educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and particular authorities around the world. Within the subsequent legislations and obligations around the world, the awareness of universal design has reached a certain level to be placed in design education curricula. However, there are slight differences in teaching and practicing universal design principles in higher design education. Therefore, as educational outputs, these differences have a major impact on the students’ knowledge of the universal design principles and implementing these principles into their design decisions in an effective way. In this regard, PUDCAD project (Practicing Universal Design Principles in Design Education through a CAD-based Game) aims to offers a CAD based game platform for undergraduate design students to learn and adapt universal design guidelines into spatial experience and design practice.