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Urban Furniture − Colour and Inclusivity

Gamito, Margarida; Silva, Fernando Moreira da;

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This subject arises from the research for a PhD project, where it was demonstrated that a pertinent colour application to urban furniture can ameliorate its use, contributing to the identification of urban areas and facilitating the orientation within the city. On this paper we want to enhance colour application as a solution to the inclusivity problem. It will, also, approach the possible role of colour in the city areas identification and its contribution to a better visibility, and legibility, of urban furniture, allowing its elements to stand out from its background and contributing to increase the inclusivity of the elderly and visual disabled population.

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Palavras-chave: colour, urban furniture, inclusivity, orientation, disabled population,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0060

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Como citar:

Gamito, Margarida; Silva, Fernando Moreira da; "Urban Furniture − Colour and Inclusivity", p. 427-432 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0060

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