DEFINITION OF “UNIVERSAL DESIGN”
The term “universal design” was coined in by Ronald L. Mace in 1989, who, together with a group of architects, product designers, engineers, and environmental design researchers at North Carolina State University, established 7 principles that would provide a framework for designing spaces and products that would be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design.
“UNIVERSAL DESIGN” FOR HOME DESIGN
In home design, “universal design” commonly refers to any feature or product that is designed for a wider range of users than typical, even those that may require adaptation (such as removable cabinets under sinks for knee clearance for wheelchair users).
HOW ARE NEST HOME PLANS “UNIVERSALLY DESIGNED”?
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