Universal Design: Design for Analytics for Ability (Architecture Course)

University of Michigan, Taubman College
1 course for architecture students


The Taubman College at the University of Michigan offers a single elective course on universal design in their architecture program. It explores the principles, strategies, and application of universal design as an ideology for designing products and environments for the varying physical and psychological abilities and limitation of people. The instructors bring to students an awareness of the social and theoretical context for universal design, accessible design, and the designer’s role both nationally and internationally. The course responds to the need in the College for information and skills relative to a human centered design thinking processes, broadening the student’s awareness of the evolving characteristics, and to address advances in universal design concepts for design.