Located at the Royal College of Art, this center undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives. Its focus is on from design for ageing population to design to improve people’s lives across a range of social needs.
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.