9.30 Alison Wright - Interior Design

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					Alison Wright
Background




    My Office (1985 – 1987)
 My Inspiration




Yacht Anse Chastanet
Built-in Support
Built-in Safety
   DesignAge 1994 -1997




Lifetime Homes Launch, Hull by Habinteg Housing
   Association & Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Helen Hamlyn Research Centre

                  (1997 – 2000)
          Observation & Interview
 Mary’s kitchen       Safety issue - electric Kettle
                      sited on metal drainer
                                            Safety issue - hob moved
                                            during cooking




Worktop             Removing wet
hob       Storage
          too low   clothes too
                    heavy       Lack of worktop space
Research Findings




           > Visual Acuity
Product & Literature Search
Lateral Thinking
      Lateral Thinking




400              480
   Easy Living Home (2000)
  Collaboration with Kate
  Sheehan Independent
  Occupational Therapist with
  20 years experience

> Challenge ‘medicalised model’ of home
  adaptation
> Demonstrate ‘inclusive’ design principles by
  creating inspirational examples of kitchen and
  bathroom design using mainstream product
Challenging ‘Medicalised Model’




               Current ‘medicalised
               model’ of home
               adaptation
              Evidence Base




“Wasteful adaptations were most often the result of limiting
assessment to functional physical issues and leaving out
psychological factors… “
             (Heywood F. The Health of Housing Adaptations 2004)
              Evidence Base




“Obliging people to have things they do not like, or about
which they have reservations, may result in wholly wasted
expenditure”              (Heywood F. ‘Money Well Spent’ 2001)
Challenging Design Aesthetic




Clos-o-mat                 Geberit
             Same price…
Challenging Stereotyping




       Same manufacturer
   Working with UK Manufacturer
   Armitage Shanks (2003 – 2005)

                          Naidex
                          Exhibition
                          May 2005


                         Kitchen &
                         Bathroom Industry
                         Award winner 2006




Bathroom for Mary (65)
Working with Armitage Shanks




Thermostatic Bath Valve   Wall-mounted products
Working with Armitage Shanks


                 Wheelchair
                 Accessible Wet
                 Room for Robert
                 (30) Architect
Working with Armitage Shanks




                  750
Working with Housing Associations
   Inclusive Design Showcase 2005-2006




                  Habinteg Housing Association
                  Lifetime Homes
                  Westwood Park, Bradford
   Habinteg’s Inclusive Brief

•  To create in-built flexibility to
   accommodate a wide range of future
   tenants, from families with young
   children, to older tenants and tenants
   using wheelchairs
•  To expand Lifetime Homes criteria
•  Must not cost more than usual spend
•  Must be maintenance friendly!
Construction of Methods Lab




            Constructed in a 3000sq ft
            warehouse in Byley, Cheshire
                User Testing




Testing research assumptions & inclusive design ideas
Easy Access Kitchen
Easy Access Kitchen
Family Bathroom
Shower
•  Thermostatic to avoid
   scalding
•  Lever controls within easy
   reach from seated position
   inside & outside bath
•  Alternative showering
   positions both inside &
   outside bath for wheelchair
   showering
•  Longer riser rail for seated
   showering
       Family Bathroom
             • Area for seated
             transfer or for sitting
             whilst overseeing bath-
             time
             • Removable bath
             panel for maintenance




Toe-recess
Family Bathroom


     • Wheelchair accessible toilet
     750mm (D)
     • Adjustable in height between
     400 – 480mm
     • Easy push flush panel for use
     with elbow or hand
     • Simple accessories
     • Keeps floor clear for washing
En-suite Wet Room
Lifetime Home WC/Shower
Lifetime Home Kitchen
Lifetime Home Kitchen




       • Fully extending fridge shelves
       • Side opening oven
       • Lever operated hose tap
Easy Living Training Material
     Easy Living Home Inclusive
          Design Training
  For Occupational therapists, Architects,
  Designers, Housing Professionals & Plumbers to
  create demand for inclusive products




Training Occupational Therapists
       from a UK Local Authority
                      Nov 2007
Roadblocks to Inclusive Design

•  Contract – wording ‘……or similar’
•  Contractor – only uses traditional supply lines
  offering trade discount/credit
•  Suppliers – limited range of inclusively
  designed products
•  Trades – resistant to new products & new
  working practises
Collaboration with UK plumbing
supplier Graham Group
(UK’s 2nd largest national plumbing supplier)

25 showrooms currently under
development
     Addressing Roadblocks
•  Contract – Living Works range offers solutions
  compliant with UK legislation
•  Contractor – Graham 270 outlets already
  offer traditional supply lines offering trade
  discount/credit
•  Suppliers – Graham now supply a wide range
  of inclusively designed products
•  Trades – Living Works showroom has an
  interactive learning area adjacent to the trade
  counter especially for trades people
     The Marketing Case

from ‘Careworks’ to ‘Livingworks’

              … a shift in thinking
           Marketing Language
Careworks            Livingworks
•  ependent
 D                    A
                     •  ctive Lifestyle
•  atronising
 P                    A
                     •  geless
•  edicalised
 M                    S
                     •  mart consumer
•  tatic
 S                    W
                     •  ellbeing
•  rescriptive
 P                    T
                     •  ime & energy saving
                      V
                     •  ital
  Marketing Executive
Inclusive Design Primer
Marketing Executive ID Primer

                A wellbeing, lifestyle
                message…
                …not us and them
                Luxury Wet Room
• TV with waterproof
remote control

• Hands-free bath filler
• Digital shower with
remote on/off switch
• ‘Ferrari’ style shower
seat
          Classic Shower Room

• Traditional style
• Low threshold tray
(90mm)
• Thermostatic
shower with all lever
controls
• Fold-up seat
              Family Bathroom
•  Meets UK
   Government ‘Decent
   Homes’ standards
•  Wheelchair
   accessible
•  Integral floor drain
•  Alternative
   showering position
   outside bath
        Easy Access Cloakroom
• Meets Government
Part M standard
• Wheelchair
accessible
• Fully functional
demonstration
shower toilet with
remote control
operation
• Hands-free tap
         Compact Wet Room
•  Wall-mounted
   products
•  Integral floor
   drain
•  Coved skirting
•  Basin shelf &
   shower rail
   double as grab
   rails
     Contemporary Shower Room

• Fits into footprint of
a standard bath

• Remote shower
on/off switch outside
enclosure

• Safety Flooring
        Easy Access Shower
•  Hand held remote
   control

•  Ceiling-mounted body
   drier with remote control

 S
•  hower riser rail doubles
   as grab rail
Inclusive Bathroom
Design Guide
                  It’s in the detail




Transparent over-lay sheet
                   Easy Fit Area
• Fitting information for trades
• Grab rail template
Living Works Development
        Staff empathic
        training May 2007




        Customer
        Focus Group
        January 2007




                     Expert user showroom trials with
                              occupational therapists
        Government Legislation
•  Feb 2008 UK Government Housing Strategy announced
   all new housing to Lifetime Homes & inclusive design
   principles by 2010
•  2007 Disabled Facilities Grant encouraging ‘client choice
   & control’ in home adaptations with support of
   occupational therapists
Beyond the minimum




Not just monetary but emotional value
                     (Akihiro Nagaya, Toyota)
                What Next?
•  Working with Housing Associations on ID
   knowledge transfer for Extra Care Housing
   including a showcase apartment
•  Design more ‘Living Works’ inclusive bathroom
   layouts at lower price points
•  Continue Inclusive design training to grow
   demand
•  Working with manufacturers to develop
   inclusively designed products
Tusen Takk
Thank you

				
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