Universal Design (UD) is the design of products, services, system or environment to be usable by all people, to the largest extent possible, without the need for adaption or specialized design. It uses the concept of inclusive design or designing for all (DfA), so that people of diverse and varying abilities, such as infants and children, expectant mothers, elderly, wheelchair users, ambulant disabled, the visually or hearing impaired, or even a tourist in a foreign land can have equitable use of the product, service, system or environment. In HFS309 Universal Design, students will learn about the goals, principles, processes and applications of Universal Design through the lens of the built environment.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July