There is no doubt that well planned accommodating spaces won’t cause negative association and will contribute towards positive user experience. Universal accessibility, connectivity and continuity are the key to a positive city urban environment and, therefore, directly relate to user experience.
There is a diverse range of barriers that workers, locals and visitors face while visiting Kwai Chung. These barriers range from environmental to socio-economic, visual to physical, ownership to land use.Therefore affecting universal accessibility, connectivity and continuity of outdoor spaces in Kwai Chung.
The barriers are highly tied with the living and working conditions of people and directly involve user experience. The complexity of barriers explain the user experience in Kwai Chung. It is evident that negativity and discomfort associated with Kwai Chung arise from these barriers.
Opportunities and constraints
free of physical barriers sidewalks
difficulties in changing traffic law
recycling companies may oppose
more control /management over private-public x abandoned spaces
lack of incentives / earning money in public projects
bringing new users
increasing air/water soil quality
air pollution from vehicles
water pollution from cargo ships
complexity of changing human habits
Demographic / socio:
lack of housing for youth
lack of job opportunities for youth
Bringing new users
Complexity of changing habits
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2.Architectural Barriers. (2020). Retrieved 26 October 2020, from https://www.ada.gov/reachingout/barrier.html
3.Universal Accessibility Programme – Home. (2020). Retrieved 26 October 2020, from https://www.hyd.gov.hk/barrierfree/eng/index.html