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BESiDE: The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy

Conference papers
MCINTYRE, L.J & HANSON, V.L.
MCINTYRE, L. & HANSON, V.L., BESiDE: The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy, Digital Futures 2014, Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Imperial College, London. December 3-5 2014.

As part of the Digital Futures 2014, Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, we describe how BESiDE investigates themes of ageing, wellbeing, and digital technologies within the context of built environment design. Focused on initial reflections from contemporary design practice we discuss that, design guidance; a lack of research ‘tools’ to engage with users; an absent research culture; and missing elements of design training, are factors preventing a designer’s contextual engagement with the experiences of older people and technologies within the built environment. We also present the continuing work and methods planned for assessing the user experience within care environments.

Buildings and Users with Visual Impairment: Uncovering Factors for Accessibility using BITKit.

Conference papers
McIntyre, L.J.
McIntyre, L.J. 2014 Buildings and Users with Visual Impairment: Uncovering Factors for Accessibility using BITKit. ACM. The 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Assets 20 -22 October 2014. Rochester, New York, USA. DOI=10.1145/2661334.2661371

At ASSETS, The 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, we reported on the experiences of visually impaired users in navigating buildings. We focus on an investigation of the way-finding experiences by 10 participants with varying levels of visual ability, as they undertook a way-finding task in unfamiliar public building. Through applying the BITKit framework in this preliminary user study, we were able to uncover 54 enabling and disabling interactions within the building. While the public building used adhered to building legislation, our findings identified a number of problems including, issues associated with using doors, hazards caused by building finishes and difficulty in knowing what to do in the case of an emergency evacuation. This user study has demonstrated a disparity between design guidance and the accessibility needs of building users. It has uncovered evidence to enable architects to begin to design for the real needs of building users who have a range of visual impairment.

BESiDE: The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy

Conference papers
McIntyre, L. J., and Hanson, V. L.
McIntyre, L. and Hanson, V. L. 2013. BESiDE – The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy, In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 289-294. 10.1145/2468356.2468408

At CHI ’13 (Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems), We describe BESiDE, a multi-disciplinary research project that investigates themes of ageing, wellbeing, and digital technologies within the context of built environment design. Focused on initial reflections from contemporary design practice we discuss that, design guidance; a lack of research ‘tools’ to engage with users; an absent research culture; and missing elements of design training, are factors preventing a designer’s holistic engagement with the experiences of older people and technologies within the built environment. We also present the continuing work and methods planned for assessing the user experience within older peoples’ care environments.

RIBA Trust: Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model

Book Chapter
McIntyre, L.J.
Lesley J McIntyre, 2013, Gloster, D. Nunes, J [eds] ‘RIBA Trust: Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model’, RIBA 2013 Education Year Book, Royal Institute of British Architects, pages 106-109, ISBN 978-0-9564972-3-9

Lesley was invited to contribute a summary of her Selwyn Goldsmith research to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Year Book.

Affectionately known as the ‘Early Accessibility Pioneer’ and the ‘Grandfather of Universal Design’, Goldsmith, the first Architect to receive the Harding Award for his services to disabled people, led the way in providing understanding of disability within the context of Architecture.

BESiDE: The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy

Conference papers
MCINTYRE, L.J & HANSON, V.L.
MCINTYRE, L.J & HANSON, V.L., ‘BESiDE: The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy’, Digital Futures 2014, Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Imperial College, London. December 3-5 2014.

‘On the drawing board’: digital technologies, social inclusion and the built environment.

Conference papers
McIntyre, L. J. & Hanson, V. L.
McIntyre, L. J. & Hanson, V. L. 2012 ‘On the drawing board’: digital technologies, social inclusion and the built environment.’ Digital Futures 2012, Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen University, October 23-25, 2012

The Architect, the Built Environment and the Ageing Population: We need a better connection with the design needs of older people.

Conference papers
McIntyre, L. J.
McIntyre, L. J. 2013, The Architect, the Built Environment and the Ageing Population: We need a better connection with the design needs of older people.’ Life-Long Health and Wellbeing Conference. University College London. 6 - 8/11/2013

Lifelong Health and Wellbeing showcase 2013.

‘Let me show you what happens as I get from A to-B: Way-finding Design, Visual Ability & ‘Way-finding Hot-spots’.

Conference papers
McIntyre, L. J., Paul, J. & Harris, J.
McIntyre, L. J., Paul, J. & Harris, J. 2011. ‘Let me show you what happens as I get from A to-B: Way-finding Design, Visual Ability & ‘Way-finding Hot-spots’.’ Design 4 Health Conference Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.

Non-Visual Way-finding Hot-spots in Buildings: A Methodological Approach.

Conference papers
McIntyre, L.J., Harris, J., & Paul, J.
McIntyre, L.J., Harris, J., & Paul, J. 2010. Non-Visual Way-finding Hot-spots in Buildings: A Methodological Approach. Disabilities Studies Conference. Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University

Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Entry
McIntyre, L. J.
In Press McIntyre, L. J. Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press (Details TBC)

In Press McIntyre, L. J. ‘Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011)’. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press (Details TBC)

2015. Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model.

Monograph
McIntyre, L. J.
McIntyre, L. J., 2015. Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model. RIBA Research Trust Award. United Kingdom.

‘Let me show you how I get from A-to-B: Way-finding.’

Poster
McIntyre, L. J.
McIntyre, L. J. 2010 ‘Let me show you how I get from A-to-B: Way-finding.’ The Future of Global Disability Research. London, University College London: Centre for International Health and Development.

Design for wellbeing, Innovative research methods for understanding older people's everyday mobility.

Academic Events
2015.Design for wellbeing, Innovative research methods for understanding older people's everyday mobility. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

Academic Events
2012, BBC R&D Research and Development. In Session: Broadcasting in 2020’. BBC Radio Theatre. New Broadcasting House London.

Year 4 Accessibility Lecture and Workshop

Academic Events
2010/11/12 Year 4 Accessibility Lecture and Worksop ‘Let me show you how I get around a building: The voices of participants who have a range of disabilities’ Year 4 (BA degree) Architecture Students, University of Dundee.

An Exploration of Way-finding Hot-spots

Invited Talks
McIntyre, L.J.
McIntyre, L.J., 2009/10/11 PhD Doctoral Research Seminar Presentation. An Exploration of Way-finding Hot-spots. Geddes Institute for Urban Research, University of Dundee.

When HCI meets Architecture

Invited Talks
McIntyre L.J

Invited Speaker at Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA

When HCI meets Architecture at the IDEA Centre, University at Buffalo. New York

Invited Talks
McIntyre L.J.

Invited Speaker at the IDEA Centre, Centre for inclusive design and environmental access, ISE (Industrial and Systems Engineering) and the Rehab Sciences Department, University at Buffalo, NY.

Gathering Evidence for enabling care home design.

Journal Article
McIntyre, L.J.
McIntyre, L.J. 2014. Gathering Evidence for enabling care home design. Access by Design Journal, Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)

A Case Study of adopting BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact Buildings have on People. Ecobuild2014: Designing for Wellbeing.

Journal Article
McIntyre, L.J
McIntyre, L.J 2013. A Case Study of adopting BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact Buildings have on People. Ecobuild2014: Designing for Wellbeing. FMJ.co.uk Available Online http://www.fmj.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Lesley-McIntyre-BITKit-Building-4-Change.pdf

This paper was presented at Ecobuild 2013 as it won best non domestic paper award from the Building Research Establishment. The Facilities management journal website published the full paper in PDF form.

Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design

Invited Talks
Mcintyre, L.J.

Dr Lesley Mcintyre gave a public talk as part of the Dundee Cafe Science Series.

We are living in an ageing world. This creates lots of design challenges for architects and designers if they are to design a supportive environment. This is really important in Care Home Environments.

How can the design of care homes better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life? What would you want and need if you lived in a care home? WiFi, natural light and colour, privacy, your own front door? Understanding how to create such environments remains a key challenge.

Dr Lesley McIntyre from the University of Dundee is carrying out research to tackle this challenge.  She is giving a voice to the users, measuring physical activity, and tracing and modelling movement within care homes to generate evidence of what is needed in the future of care home design.

In this talk Lesley explained how she is collecting this evidence. She gave an overview of findings and discussed plans of how this new knowledge will be disseminated into design practice.

This was followed by supportive and extensive question and answer session from a very engaged audience.

The University of Dundee published a press release to mark the Voices from Care Homes Event.  This was picked up by several outlets including STV and The Academic Health Science Partnership.

Wave 102 Radio Interview with Dr Lesley McIntyre

Press

Winning research confirms link between built environment and wellbeing.

Press

Dundee University's 1.3m could help elderly.

Press

The Courier Newspaper

Dundee care home initiative nets 1.3m funding

Press

Thousands to shape 8 million age-friendly design projects.

Press

Enabling Environments Community Challenge Workshop

Academic Events

Research Assistant explores how Architecture can enable and disable

Press

Dr Lesley McIntyre was interviewed about her role in computing, her expertise in architecture and her passion for technology in  as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the School of Computing.

Dr McIntyre works in the Accessibility Team, as part of the SiDE (Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) project, and she is also a Researcher/Co Investigator on the BESiDE (The Built Environment for Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) project. Her work focuses on how buildings can enable and disable people.

For her Architecture PhD (funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council), Dr McIntyre worked with people with visual impairments, to explore how architecture can support and limit individuals.

Indie Ventures Workshop

Academic Events