The 7 Principles of Universal Design

Uploaded by DeanMcMenaminitb on 19.03.2010

This is a video on the seven principles of universal design, what they stand for and were going to see if dublin is a universally designed city
But what is universal design?
Universal design is design that honors human diversity, caters for everyone from the very young to the very old and makes spaces products and information accessible to all
Principle 1, equitable use
Equitable use provides the same meaning for all its users. It is where the design is appealing to all that will use it.
Principle 2, Flexibility
Flexible design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and ability, providing choice in the method of use.
Principle 3, Simple and Intuitive.
This is where the use of design is easy to understand regardless of the users experience, knowledge, language skills or current concentration level.
Principle 4, Perceptible Information.
Does the design communicate the necessary information available to the user, regardless of the users abilities.
Principle 5, Tolerance of Error
This is where the design minimizes as many errors as possible, providing fail safe issues.
Principle 6, Low Physical Effect
This is where the design can be used effectively and comfortable with the minim of fatigue.
Principle 7, Size and space for approach of use.
It insures the proper size and space is available to the user regardless of body size, posture or mobility.