Annotated Bibliography of Clark Miller and Claire Gordon’s Article ” Disabled by Design” : Mario Delva and Avery Johnson

Miller, Clark, and Claire Gordon. “How a Lack of Imagination in Technological Design Harms the Disabled.” Slate.com. N.p., 26 Feb. 2015. Web. 09 Feb. 2016. Clark Miller Claire Gordon Clark Miller, an “associate director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University,” and Claire Gordon, “a senior research fellow in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education,” explains how “current engineering design imagination and practice routinely exclude a variety of different kind of bodies, including but not limiting to people with disabilities” ( Miller and Gordon par. 6). One example of limitation is how the “Black Hawk” helicopter are not meant for “more than one-third of females soldiers and almost three-quarters soldiers” because they do ” not have the right size shape or shape body” ( Miller and Gordon par. 5). It was a good example until Miller and Gordon made a statement that the Black Hawk design could fit “90 percent of Army Pilots” but not fit “90 percent of the U.S. population” ( Miller and Gordon par. 5). The comparison was irrelevant. Black Hawk The purpose of this article was to promote a change for engineers to develop technology that can expand the amount of users leaving no one behind. The intended audience were engineers and designers. I don’t find this article too useful because the amount of evidence to support the author’s claim was not...

Annotated Bibliography of Suzanne Tick’s Position On Post Gender

Gender as Political and Social Tick, Suzanne. “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society.”Metropolis Magazine. N.p., Mar. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. Suzanne Tick Suzanne Tick is “the creative director for Teknion Textiles, design consultant for Tandus Centiva, and the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc.” Tick states that “Identity is no longer clearly defined as female or male, but by increasingly visible manifestations of sexuality or lack thereof” ( Tick par. 1). One example of how gender is slowly becoming undefined is how “Alexander Wang’s women’s coat from Fall 2015 has masculine tailoring with a military look, while Annemiek van der Beek’s Primal Skin makeup line has been designed to be appealing to the male buyer” (Tick par. 5). In some education systems, they accepting gender to be “unspecified.” Public bathrooms in large companies like Google are being developed as unisex. The purpose of this article to encourage designers to create infrastructures, clothing styles, and other designs to accommodate for the new “wave” known as post gender.  The intended audience are designers. This article is useful because it displays that without the push of designers to create a post gender environment, individuals who are unable to define their specified gender would never be comfortable in this...

Bibliography of Zhai and Baran’s Article About Relations Between Park Pathways and Seniors

Central Park Zhai, Yujia, and Perver Korça Baran. “Research Paper: Do Configurational Attributes Matter In Context Of Urban Parks? Park Pathway Configurational Attributes And Senior Walking.” Landscape And Urban Planning 148.(2016): 188-202.ScienceDirect. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. Yujia Zhai is from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University while Pever Korca Baran is from the College of Natural Resources and College of Design in North Carolina State University. Zhai and Baran believe that ” park pathway characteristics can promote or limit senior walking” ( Zhai and Baran 188). Examples of limitations is when a pathway in the park leads to no source of intersections which prohibits the walker from moving in multiple directions while an intersection allows the walker to decide on a different route. Also, ” pathways with good local accessibility and connectivity will draw a large number of walkers.” (Zhai and Baran 192). Variables like “average depth to gates (park entrances), average depth to landmarks, control value, and global integration” are characteristics that can “influence senior walking behavior” (Zhai and Baran 192). Also there are “pathway connection with activity zones, presence of shade and lateral visibility” that can be a factor as well ( Zhai and Baran 192). Pathway Average Depth The purpose of this journal article is to promote builder who design parks to enable more spatial areas and pathways to allow seniors to walk more comfortably and frequently. The intended audience are park designers, and owners of the park. Example of a Park Pathway The article is useful because it provides the reader a general knowledge of how park pathways lead walkers to certain directions and motivates to walk...
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