Journal ID : TRKU-10-08-2020-10982
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 08]
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Title : Significance Of Shopping Mall Design Indicators In Universal Design Guidelines: A Quantitative Study

Abstract :

To date, many academic studies have been conducted on the topic of Universal Design (UD). Besides, several design guidelines have been developed to inform policy and guide architects to design buildings which can accommodate people with various abilities and disabilities, and different attributes as well. Though, it is unclear whether the existing UD guidelines are able to assist architects in designing shopping malls based on UD principles. Thus, this present study systematically assessed the capability of UD guidelines to address the shopping mall design indicators. This study also determined the significance of these indicators in UD guidelines. The findings showed that the “stairs” and “architectural wayfinding” were the most significant (significance score = 2.67) and least significant (significance score = 0.33) shopping mall design indicators, respectively, in UD guidelines. In addition, the most capable and least capable UD guidelines in addressing the shopping mall design criteria were the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (capability score = 33) and the CEN/CENELEC (capability score = 4), respectively. The findings of this study can help architects to select the best UD guideline for designing the shopping malls which follow the UD principles. In addition, more comprehensive UD guidelines can be proposed in the future based on the findings of this study

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