Health and Wellness Studio

Spring 2019
Jon Sanford
ID 6212

Universal design is a key component for ensuring equal access to farmer’s markets.  From the location of the market, to the neighborhood infrastructure to support mobility, to the layout of the market, to the design of farmer’s stands and community-related activities, design impacts equitability and usability of every aspect of a farmer’s market.  The course focuses on an on-campus pop-up market with partner GFMA (Georgia Farmer's Market Association) as a case study of design for sustainable and inclusive communities. Applying the Principles of Universal Design, students working in interdisciplinary teams will be encouraged to use physical and digital modalities to create inclusive experiences in the context of this year's (and future years') pop-up market. Designs should not only engage all consumers, young and old but also meet the needs of the farmers and market managers by inspiring a range of appropriate social experiences and interactions.  

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