Application Research on Inclusive Design: Take the Hang-Hai Intercity Railway for Example
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 86-94
Received: Aug. 21, 2020; Accepted: Sep. 14, 2020; Published: Sep. 23, 2020
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Shi Wenwen, School of Cultural Communication and Design, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics Dongfang College, Hangzhou, China
Shen Yiqun, School of Foreign Studies, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics Dongfang College, Hangzhou, China
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Under the situation of integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, the city of Haining has put forward the strategic goal of "integrating itself into Hangzhou and Shanghai". Therefore, Hang-Hai Intercity Railway has been planned and built as a positive response and specific implementation to this goal. This paper studies the inclusive design in the Hang-Hai Intercity Railway. Through this small practical case, this paper attempts to reflect the current situation of inclusive design in China, especially in public transport. At the same time, it gives high light on the potential advantages of inclusive design in public transport, and provides suggestions for inclusive public transport design, inclusive city construction and inclusive urban agglomeration planning and construction. The research, based on the classification of the railway leading users, analyzes the questionnaires to the railway potential users, together with the design empathy experience of the student teams, further demonstrates the necessity and the possibility of inclusive design applying in Hang-Hai Intercity Railway. Through the practice of the inclusive icon design of each station of the Hang-Hai Intercity Railway, this paper also demonstrates the feasibility of inclusive design in Intercity Rail Transit, and provides inspiration and innovation to optimize and utilize the inclusive design in public transport.
Hang-Hai Intercity Railway, Leading Users, Design Empathy, Inclusiveness, Design Practice
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Shi Wenwen, Shen Yiqun, Application Research on Inclusive Design: Take the Hang-Hai Intercity Railway for Example, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 86-94. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20200603.13
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