Category Archives: Courses

Philadelphia University

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B.S./M.S. in Occupational Therapy

The combined BS/MS program at Philadelphia University is designed for students who know early on that they want to become occupational therapists. This program allows students to seamlessly complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time than would be required to complete both of these degrees separately.

OCC-616 Assistive Tech. Design

OTD-813 Accessible Living

New Jersey Institute of Technology:

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AD 201. Human Factors/Ergonomics

Prerequisite: Sophomore level or higher. Through lectures and “hands-on” experiments, this course will challenge the student to explore objects and environments as sensory and psychological experiences that effect human comfort, efficiency, function and emotion. Emphasis will be put on empathizing with the user with particular attention to those individuals with special physical, cognitive or occupational needs.

INT 350 History of Furniture

Survey course studying the history and characteristics of furniture design from antiquity to the present day. Study of social and design forces influencing furniture. Students will analyze furniture in terms of style, aesthetic intent, construction and materials, ergonomics, universal/barrier-free accessibility, sustainability, and technology. Major stylistic movements will be discussed.

Louisiana Tech University

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To rigorously engage in student-centered learning focused on the interplay between surface and volume, light and color, texture and pattern, scale and status, and movement and view in order to prepare an individual to become a specialist in the art (poetic expression), craft (technical processes) and practice (professional services) of giving physical shape and identity to the interior spaces that we move through, exist in and use in our daily lives.

Bachelor of Interior Design:

IDES 242: Universal Design and Code

Boston Architectural College

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RIN4013 Accessible Design as a Way of Thinking:

The course will address the legal, historical, and international context for the principles of universal design (as differentiated from adaptable design). It will provide an introduction to how aging, illness, disability, and environmental sensitivities (both temporary and permanent) can influence an individual’s residential needs.

SEM0049 Universal Design and the Home:

To understand Universal Design, it is important to appreciate the range of human abilities – sensory, cognitive, and mobility – and their impact on daily living. Strict compliance with building codes does not guarantee that a space will be fully useable by its inhabitants. Designers of houses for wounded warriors, aging citizens, and families living with special needs are pushing the boundaries of residential design in a way that has a profound impact on work in other areas of specialization. Come prepared to share knowledge and see what others are doing.