‘In Our Shoes’ Design Thinking Workshop for Honors Students Highlights Inclusive Design


University of Arkansas honors students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design spent a recent Sunday grappling with issues of diversity, inclusiveness and design on campus.

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.