AD245V Architecture for all: usability, inclusion and accessibility 7.5 credits

Arkitektur för alla: användbarhet, delaktighet och tillgänglighet

The main outcome of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary knowledge of the interaction between humans and the built environment based on the concepts of architecture for all, usability, inclusion and accessibility. After the course, the participants shall be able to analyze various kinds of built environments in terms of usability, inclusion and accessibility, and to suggest measures to improve the interaction between different kinds of users and the built environment.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Four lectures give an interterdisciplinary overview of the basic concepts architecture for all, usability, inclusion and accessibility and of the interaction between humans and the built environment. Three seminars deal with the obligatory course literature. An environmental assessment is carried out invdividually. An individual essay is discussed at a final seminar.

Intended learning outcomes *

The main outcome of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary knowledge of the interaction between humans and the built environment based on the concepts of architecture for all, usability, inclusion and accessibility. After the course, the participants shall be able to analyze various kinds of built environments in terms of usability, inclusion and accessibility, and to suggest measures to improve the interaction between different kinds of users and the built environment.

Course Disposition

The teaching is concentrated to whole days, which are spread over the semester and located at KTH. 

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

  • 60 university credits within the fields of architecture, built environment and caring
  • Documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

To be announced at course start

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Lectures, Seminars and Exercises, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Essay, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

The course contains two moments:

MOM1, Lectures, seminars and exercises, 5hp, grade P,F

MOM2, Essay, 2,5hp, grade P,F

For final grade, both moments have to be passed, and 80% attendance at all tuition is required.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Per Fransson

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AD245V

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study *

Architecture

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.