Incorporating Aspects of universal design and Maasai motifs in re-designing

This study is aimed at applying the elements of universal design and Maasai cultural
motifs in the interior spaces, furniture, landscaping and display designs in a guest
house. As a result there will be better acceptance by everyone using the guest house
and comfort for customers. In this case, the study is Jossy Guest House, Nakuru.
The research is in five major chapters, where by each chapter handles a major
segment of the study.Chapter one deals with the basic introduction and guidelines into
the whole research. It contains the introduction, objectives and justifications of the
study plus the scope of the study.
Chapter two gives a deeper understanding into universal design in designs and
influences of indigenous cultures in creating good designs designs. The data is mainly
secondary data from books, articles, and the internet.
Chapter three outlines the research design and methodologies used by the researcher
to achieve the objectives of the study, which include data collection methods and
analysis. The data analyzed by the researcher has been presented in form of detailed
reports, tables, charts and photographs. In conclusion, the researcher has
recommended applicable universal design solutions and Maasai culture designs that
can be used to improve the design in Jossy Guest House for the interior architecture,
furniture design, landscaping and exhibition& display.
Chapter four accounts for the site analysis, presentation and interpretation of findings
in Jossy Guest House, where by the researcher has based his data collection on the
interior architecture, furniture design, exhibition and display and landscaping of the
site. The researcher has therefore analyzed the site, Jossy Guest House, in depth.
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Chapter five entails the summary of the findings, major conclusions and proposed
recommendations towards the improvement of the site, Jossy Guest House, based on
the whole research.


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