Inclusive Design: 12 Ways to Design for Everyone


The premise of inclusive design is that apart from permanent disabilities there are temporary, situational, or changing disabilities that affect us all. We invited a range of experts to suggest tips on how to design for everyone, from the conceptual to the technical.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.