Universal Design is a recent and innovative strategy aimed at designing spaces that are as accessible and inclusive as possible. It considers the broadest range of users, and goes beyond the prescriptive approach of accessibility legislation. Theoretical research on this strategy is currently increasing, but the reliability of its principles remains limited in design practice and it struggles to guarantee performance-based knowledge to designers. Therefore, a practical evaluation method based on reliable performance criteria is required.

Towards a Universal Design Evaluation for Assessing the Performance of the Built Environment

Mosca Erica Isa;Capolongo Stefano
2018

Abstract

Universal Design is a recent and innovative strategy aimed at designing spaces that are as accessible and inclusive as possible. It considers the broadest range of users, and goes beyond the prescriptive approach of accessibility legislation. Theoretical research on this strategy is currently increasing, but the reliability of its principles remains limited in design practice and it struggles to guarantee performance-based knowledge to designers. Therefore, a practical evaluation method based on reliable performance criteria is required.
Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education
978-1-61499-922-5
Universal Design, Design for All, Evaluation, Performance, Built Environment, Architecture
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