University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • ARCH 373 :  Arch Design and the Landscape
  • ARCH 374:   Arch Design and the City
  • ARCH 475:  Arch Design & Development

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.