Universal Design

Universal Design is a practice in developing user-friendly everywhere design is found. Examples include everything from handicapped entryways, to clearly designed websites. Practicing universal design ensures that everyone is included and capable of participation. Imagine a beautiful building with painted windows, and exquisite hand-sculpted architecture. Now imagine that the doors to the building are hidden and obscured behind the intricate design. This is an example of bad design and no matter how beautiful the building is, if nobody can figure out how to get inside then the designer is forcibly excluding people from entering. Simply put, universal design is good design.