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Title: Universal Design, A Methodological Approach
Authors: Ielegems, Elke
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Design for All, 9 (10), p. 31-42
Abstract: We gradually notice a shift from the partially superseded micro approach to accessibility (or barrier free design) to the new macro approach in Design for All or Universal Design. This UD concept gradually acquires global significance in the social, in the academic, and in the political field. Strong motivating factors for the new design paradigm are the challenge of an ageing population in Europe and in other parts of the world, and the crucial role of physical accessibility in securing Human Rights. In an interview with Professor Hubert Froyen, this shift will be analyzed from his point of view and his built-up experience. Professor Froyen analyzes the opportunity for moving beyond the conceptual commitment to Universal Design and he shares a strategy for an overall methodological approach to training of designers and to user / expert engagement on a large scale.
Notes: Published by Design for All Institute India
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19111
Link to publication: http://www.designforall.in/newsletteroct2014.pdf
Category: A3
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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