Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) reached out to the IDEA Center to assess and provide recommendations to improve their wayfinding system. The final product was a clear and well-organized wayfinding system for CUMC that reduces the physical and cognitive burden on visitors and members of all abilities.
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.