Universal Design Principles - Definitions

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Universal Design Principles - Definitions
2015-04-01 11:06:51
INDS 1349
Space Planning
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be useable by all people, to the greates extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. - Ron Mace
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  1. Equitable Use
    Design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities
  2. Flexibility in Use
    Design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities
  3. Simple & Intuitive Use
    Design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language, skills or current concentration level
  4. Perceptible Information
    Design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities
  5. Tolerance for Error
    Design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions
  6. Low Physical Effort
    Design can be used efficiently and comfortably with a minimum of fatigue
  7. Size and Space for Approach and Use
    Appropriate size and space are provided for approach, reach, manipulation and use, regardless of the user's body size, posture or mobility