[community] A quick question

Mohsen Mahjoobnia mm14kl at student.ocadu.ca
Wed Jan 10 19:09:04 UTC 2018


Hi Aya,

I like the comparison in this way: universal design is designing a free
size t-shirt, and Inclusive design is: designing one t-shirt for one person
that can be modified and used by all! for example, the famous curve cut
effect, designed for wheelchair access, but used by everyone (i.e,
strollers, and people fixed on their smartphones and walking).

   - Universal Design: "the design of products and environments to be
   usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, *without the need*
   for adaptation or specialized design.”
   - Accessible design: a design process in which the needs of people with
   disabilities are specifically considered.
   - Usable Design: Like accessible and universal design, usable design
   serves to create products that are easy and efficient to use.
   - Conclusion: If product designers apply universal design principles,
   with a special focus on accessibility for people with disabilities, and if
   usability experts routinely include people with a variety of disabilities
   in usability tests, more products will be accessible to and usable by
   everyone.” *http://www.washington.edu/doit/what-difference-between-accessible-usable-and-universal-desig
   <http://www.washington.edu/doit/what-difference-between-accessible-usable-and-universal-design>*

Then what is Inclusive design? I believe, we can’t and should not create a
box! A more human focused approached would be Inclusive design. Accessible
design is not separate ( a different box/label) from *user-friendly* design.
*Inclusive design* is: the design of products, service and environments (
urban/digital), based on *design for all *to the greatest extent
possible, *with
the possibility of modification *and  human center design.

Cheers

M

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:55 AM, Pina D'Intino <pina.dintino at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Personally I wish we would stop using the term universal design as often
> it creates confusion amongst people. I understand its origin, but would you
> say that too has morphed more into inclusive design?
> Pina
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: community [mailto:community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] On Behalf
> Of Treviranus, Jutta
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:17 AM
> To: Aya Jibreal
> Cc: Inclusive Design Community
> Subject: Re: [community] A quick question
>
> Hi Aya,
> Great question!
>
> I’ve tried to explain our meaning and use of the term Inclusive Design
> rather than Universal Design here:
> https://idrc.ocadu.ca/resources/idrc-online/49-articles-and-papers/443-
> whatisinclusivedesign
>
> As further clarification, our version of the term inclusive design emerged
> at the same time but was different from the use in the UK, where inclusive
> design was used to denote a necessary compromise to universal design that
> considered the business processes.
>
> I’d love to answer any questions you have related to this.
>
> Jutta
> On Jan 10, 2018, at 3:33 AM, Aya Jibreal <aya.jibreal at qaderoon.sa<mailto:
> aya.jibreal at qaderoon.sa>> wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> Can someone define both terms "Universal Design" and "Inclusive Design"?
> Are they the same or not? please clarify the difference if there is any.
>
> Thank you very much
>
> Aya Jibreal
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