Universal Design

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

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

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

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

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

Before you replace even a doorknob, think of the future: Aging-in-place houses never looked so great (photos)

People a long time away from retiring or paying off their mortgage see the perks of installing universal design features that are friendly to people …

Home Decorating

Get started with web accessibility

Web accessibility refers to the degree to which a website's UX design is available to as many people as possible. Most often, when we’re talking …

Web Design

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. …

Architecture

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

Universal Design Studio uses recycled aluminium to create sculptural entrance to Frieze London

The venue for the Frieze art fair in London this week features walls of pleated and folded aluminium that would otherwise have gone to waste.<p>Designed …

Design

Retrofit measures for older buildings in Dubai in sync with the times

The launch of the Dubai Universal Design Code in July has created the rigour to redefine the way forward for the emirate in planning and upgrading …

Disability

The Center for Universal Design - Universal Design History

Like a bean sprout that emerges only after its root is deep and strong, universal design has its beginnings in demographic, legislative, economic, …

Disability

A Welcoming Classroom

As more students request accommodations, you may find that meeting their needs can help all of your students.

Teaching

How to recognize exclusion in AI

<i>By</i> <i>Joyce Chou</i><i>,</i> <i>Oscar Murillo</i><i>, and</i> <i>Roger Ibars</i><p>Can artificial intelligence be racist? Depends on the data. If you input a biased dataset into your AI …

Machine Learning

Inclusive design

Toronto's Design Exchange museum's coming 10-day festival, EDIT, aims to speak to a larger part of the population, with its something-for-everyone approach. Matthew Hague looks at six highlights of the show<p>For many people, design is expensive, elitist and excessive – the layering on of unnecessary, …

Celebrity Chefs

Top five architecture and design jobs this week include Universal Design Studio and OMA

Our pick of the best architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs this week include positions at OMA's Hong Kong office and at Barber and …

Architecture

Designers at Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio is looking for designers to join its team in London.<p>Universal Design Studio are looking to meet Part-II architects or …

UX Design

Plier Divider & Bar Table Concept

LinkLaurel Hwang’s Plier is a room divider that can also perform the opposite of its original function. It has hydraulic pistons that let you fold …

On Repeat: Universal Design Studio

<b>Port talks work and design – and makes sushi – with co-director of Universal Design, Hannah Carter Owers, at the studio’s LDF pavilion</b><p>For this year’s …

Design

Universal Design Studio builds daydreaming hub for Shoreditch workers

Universal Design Studio has designed a slatted-timber pavilion in Shoreditch for this year's London Design Festival to offer office workers a retreat …

Design

Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India

Imagine travelling 2,000km across the country to see a temple you’ve dreamt of visiting, only to discover your family can’t get in. There is no …

Disability

AIGA Design Conference

Elise Roy is a deaf, inclusive design strategist who helps companies analyze problems from the vantage point of people with disabilities. She …

National Science Foundation

Accessibility Primer Part 3: What is accessiblity?

Part of a series<p>What is accessibility and why does it matter? Part 3 of a series introducing accessibility, assistive devices and technology, …

Programming

Lost and Found

Course Designs that Map it Out<p>Helen DeWaard<p>By Helen DeWaard, Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario<p><b>“We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto!”</b> (quote from …

Artisan Geometry

<i>The universal and timeless structure of our imaginations.</i><p>by George Walker<br>pages 18-20<p>Woodworking spans the globe and is a common thread linking humans …

Woodworking

10 useful UX toolkits & method guides

Every few months or so I run a one day introduction to UX training course. During the course, I cover the basics of user-centred design including key …

UX Design

Wheelchair Users Reclaim Independence through Inclusive Design

NEW YORK CITY - Apparel is consumed too quickly today. The negative effects of its relentless consumption are becoming recognized in the fashion industry and by its consumers. While the environment and labor rights are primary global concerns for fashion, the industry’s speed makes attractive style …

Spinal Cords

Work Item Type and Inclusive Design

A little over a month ago, we rolled out work item type icons to all Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) accounts and Team Foundation Server (TFS) …

Programming

Accessibility Primer Part 0: Glossary

Part of a series<p>What is accessibility and why does it matter? Part 0 of a series introducing accessibility, assistive devices and technology, …

Programming

8 Home Projects with a High ROI

<i>Article Submitted by Fixr.com</i>With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many …

Home Improvement