Universal Design Meets High Tech


Smartphones, for better or for worse, have changed the world. Even a few decades ago, only the most visionary of science fiction writers would have thought we’d all be carrying around a single device that let us talk to family members, read books, listen to music, play video games, take photographs, and more…and yet still fit in our pockets.  – See more at: http://universaldesignproducts.com/article/universal_design/smartphone_universal_design_meets_h#sthash.C5L0TEC5.dpuf

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.