Universal Design

Why You Should Be Embracing 'Inclusive Design'

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, promoted by the United Nations since 1992 as an understanding of disability issues and …

UX Design

Accessibility First: Rethinking the Way We Approach Website Design and Development - 24 Accessibility

Inclusive Design and Development Principles<p>The term <i>Inclusive Design</i> is not a new one. It is a phrase that has been around since 2005. It is defined …

UX Design

51 senior citizens get keys to new homes in Dublin

Dozens of senior citizens who have been on the Dublin City Council waiting list will receive the keys to their new homes this morning.<p>Clúid Housing …

News (Ireland)

51 Irish senior citizens given keys to new homes this morning

Cluid housing, a not-for-profit organisation based in Dublin, officially granted 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7, with a total …

Housing

Inclusive Design Is About Addressing Mismatching Conditions

The work of Kat Holmes has profoundly influenced how I think about design these days. There’s that moment when someone encounters difficulty in using …

UX Design

Design Week in Daegu 2017 kicks off

The fifth annual Design Week in Daegu kicked off Thursday at Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center and will run until Sunday, organizers said.<p>Co-hosted by …

South Korea

Mission Boat Gear Delta Wakeshaper

With a universal design compatible with most inboard boats, this compact, simple-to-install panel makes it easy to create a perfect surf wave with …

At Six was designed to be Scandinavia's best luxury hotel, says Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio's Hannah Carter Owers explains her team transformed a brutalist bank headquarters into an art-filled hotel, in this movie …

Brutal

General Assembly presents: Inclusion By Design

When it comes to designing for users, truly profound design results in products that are universal and accessible to everyone. But what does it mean …

Swell Wakesurf Creator

This suction-cup-mounted device turns an ordinary boat wake into a legitimate wakesurf wave. Its universal design allows it to fit most inboard …

Wakeboarding

Smashing Email Newsletter

Smashing Magazine is trusted by over 227,000 web designers and developers. Sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter today, and you’ll receive the …

If Muji made televisions

I vividly remember absolutely hating Samsung’s Serif TV. I loved the idea of designing a television to fit into a Scandinavian/Japanese styled home, …

Design

Google’s new plan to create more accessible offices

A holistic approach to universal design wants to make the workspace better for all<p>Google software engineer Sasha Blair-Goldensohn takes issues of accessibility very personally. The lifelong New Yorker, who was injured when a tree fell on him during a walk through Central Park in 2009, now uses a …

The Workplace

Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

The design industry’s reigning paradigm is in crisis. It’s time to evolve from human-centered design to humanity-centered design, write Artefact’s Rob Girling and Emilia Palaveeva.<p>On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the …

Design Thinking

Inclusive Design Is Our Passion

We’re inspired by the work of <b>Kat Holmes</b> and her clear articulation of design as needing to be increasingly inclusive — especially in the technology …

Health Tech Podcast: ‘The Quadfather’ has a message for techies — accessibility ‘should not be an add-on’

Todd Stabelfeldt is a pretty chill dude. He lives 90 minutes from Seattle by ferry, in a home with his wife and occasionally two stepkids. He runs a …

Science

Stop spitting gum: 10 tips on how you can make the province more accessible

Hands off the chair, corral your cart among tips from people with disabilities<p>CBC-NL took a different approach with our Access Denied series than …

Disability

Make Your Home Elder-Friendly

Aging in place may be the last thing on your mind when you’re renovating a home, especially if you’re under 50. But not considering design upgrades …

Consumer News

The Future of Design Entrepreneurship

After half a decade of designer co-founded companies such as Airbnb, Pinterest, Instagram, and Kickstarter, what will the next five years of design …

UX Design

Crafting Engaging UX for Seniors – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Senior citizens are among one of the most rapidly expanding and devastatingly under-served user groups. While accessibility has gained momentum among …

UX Design

VIDEO | How Inclusive Design Is Smart Design | Fast Company

How Inclusive Design Is Smart Design<p>With a working relationship of over 20 years, Smart Design and OXO have created products that truly help people in their everyday lives.

Design

My dream home is no big deal, but will I ever live in it?

Kim White isn't looking for a mansion, but even a modest home seems out of reach<p>Many of us have that picture of our dream home tucked away in some …

Letter: N.L. can learn from Danish focus on accessibility

Despite being built in 1167, it has through the years undergone significant renovations due to fires and wars, as well as responding to modern …

Accessibility

This ultra-sustainable home has moveable walls for endless reconfigurability

Students from Northwestern University have created a sophisticated, energy-efficient home that is strategically designed to address the many …

Northwestern University

What The Kids’ Game “Telephone” Taught Microsoft About Biased AI

Microsoft illustrates unintentional bias using familiar childhood scenarios. The result? A guide to recognizing–and hopefully reducing–exclusion in AI.<p>Can artificial intelligence be racist? Let’s say you’re an African-American student at a school that uses facial recognition software. The school …

Artificial Intelligence

Inclusive Design At Work: Lovely Objects For People With Alzheimer’s

Kneading. Stirring. Pouring. These sculptural tools offer the familiar feeling–and comfort–of cooking.<p>For Alzheimer’s patients, it’s not just the memories of people and places that begin to leave. Eventually, people may also forget movements that once were intuitive, like shaking hands with someone …

Alzheimer's Disease

Center for Universal Design NCSU - Home

• Principles of Universal Design<br>• (NEW) Revisit a 1994 Conference titled Emerging Technologies for Independent Living<br>• (NEW) Installing Trench Drains in …

North Carolina State University

In pursuit of independence, Todd Stabelfeldt urges techies at GeekWire Summit: ‘Make my life real’

If you’re playing a role, any role, in creating technology, Todd Stabelfeldt — AKA “The Quadfather” — has a message for you. (And when The Quadfather …

Science

Universal Design Studio's Frieze London Architecture: A new entryway and restaurant reconfigurations at the art fair's pop-up home

As the art world shifted its attention to London last week, and descended upon the Frieze London art fair, many guests casually walked through the doors without considering the structure itself. For the fourth year in a row, design and architectural firm Universal Design Studio helmed the project. …

Design

Your House -Universal Design

Install countertops with contrasting edge-banding.<p>In the tub/shower, choose an adjustable-height showerhead so the showerhead can easily be …

Houses