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General Design

2015/12/21

Location: X9541, Xipu campus

Introduction

Mr. Peili Wang is a Professor of School of Building Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. He is a member of ASAI (American Society of Architectural Illustrators), DCA (Design Communication Association), IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association). He has received numerous awards and recognition, including Award of Excellence at the 24th and 26th annual International Competition of Architecture Illustration (AIP24 and AIP26). He awarded exhibition of "Visualizing Architectural Design Exhibition (VAD)" at UIA2011, The 24th World Congress of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan; also awarded exhibition of “Juried Design Communication Exhibition” from Design Communication Association in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He served as Chair of SCAD-Atlanta Sustainability Council 2012-2014. He hosted presentation of Design Trends for 2013 at Forum of Decoration, Beijing, China, 2013. He served as Chair of Architecture, Environmental Art Design, Urban Design and Environmental Planning, BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Designers-2014, Dalian, China.

There are many reasons for creating an environment people can all use. People who could benefit from more universal designs include many both with and without disabilities. Early on, advocates of barrier-free design accessibility recognized the legal, economic, and social power of a concept that addressed the common needs of people with and without disabilities. ADA (The Americans with Disabilities Act) is a piece of legislation that protects the civil rights of people with disabilities by ensuring that they are not unfairly denied access to job opportunities, goods or services due to their disability. The ADA outlines the bare minimum necessary in order to curb discrimination against people with disabilities, while Universal Design strives to meet the best practices for design, which are always evolving and improving as continue to learn more about how to best meet people's different needs. The ADA focuses solely on the civil rights of people with disabilities, while Universal Design is designed with everyone in mind. Potential consumers of design who may be functionally limited by age or disability are increasing at a dramatic rate. These populations are no longer an insignificant or silent minority. Universal design provides a blueprint for maximum inclusion of all people.

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