Browsing All posts tagged under »universal design«

Elder Patient Needs Begin with the Brain

August 19, 2014


For some time, I have been struggling with hospital wayfinding: how to make it better for our clients, and thus for hospital visitors. What I have found is wayfinding, like other big design problems in healthcare, traces its roots to understanding cognitive functions and how people process information, universally. ¬†Wayfinding will be solved when we […]

‘Universal Design Architecture’s Next Great Frontier’

May 23, 2011


Had I known Architect magazine had a one-page piece on universal design in its May 2011 issue, I would have referenced it in my recent blog posting on the same subject. What I found interesting in this article is the similar acknowledgement that universal design will only grow in importance in the near future. The […]

Universal Design’s Role in Our Future

May 18, 2011


Designers and building owners often stick their heads in the sand when new regulations are discussed. Many are in denial that sustainability is law in several localities, and some still grit their teeth when having to comply with the American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADA / ADAAG). In some respect this is natural with […]