Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life
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Creating spaces, products and experiences that bring beauty, dignity and independence to all regardless of health, ability or age. Bringing information, resources and community for all 27 design movements that go into our theories of smart design and that affects the triangle of the makers, manufacturers and designers with consumers including Baby Boomers to parents of children with disabilities to patients and the professionals and experts in the individual fields that can work together for the best design throughout life for all.
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Clear Village | Creative Regeneration Specialists

Clear Village | Creative Regeneration Specialists | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
CLEAR VILLAGE is a London-based charity that helps communities build a better future through creative regeneration.
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Through a large group of impressive collaborators, leaders and individuals within the network, Clear Village works with start-ups and existing communities on creating better communities that include sustainability, innovation and collaboration.

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Showcasing Universal Design in a Studio Environment - YouTube

Showcasing Universal Design in the Quadrangle Architects studio offices.

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Great example of an architect firm using their own space to create innovation and real world solutions from universal design to make office space that works for everyone.

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Accessible Modular Homes | Modular Home Association

Accessible Modular Homes | Modular Home Association | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
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This list of features- divided by universal design, hearing loss, vision impairments and children with special needs made for accessible modular homes, provides some great easy lists for any home to include.  Modular homes also become a great option for adding on space for parents to live on the same property as children, space for caregivers, and a vacation home for the entire family regardless of age, ability or lifestyle.

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Healthcare’s digital future | McKinsey & Company

Healthcare’s digital future | McKinsey & Company | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Insights from our international survey can help healthcare organizations plan their next moves in the journey toward full digitization. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Great point on the myth of younger users- the numbers are amazing for the baby boomer growth of digital health!

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10 Best Free Online Virtual Room Programs and Tools

10 Best Free Online Virtual Room Programs and Tools | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
In our modern day of looking at home improvements shows, surfing architecture and interior design websites, and spending countless hours on planning our sp
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Design for Everyone: Considering Accessibility in Visual Projects | Design Shack

Design for Everyone: Considering Accessibility in Visual Projects | Design Shack | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Reading an article entitled Design for Everyone: Considering Accessibility in Visual Projects on Design Shack.
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Design for Life in Graphic Design, websites, color choices and more.

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MoD Design Guru - Thinking-Outside-the-Box Design: Design For Life: Universal, Sustainable, Sensory + Health

MoD Design Guru - Thinking-Outside-the-Box Design: Design For Life: Universal, Sustainable, Sensory + Health | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
interior design blog
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Universal Design Style - Bringing Together Universal Design and StyleUniversal Design Style | Bringing Together Universal Design and Style

Universal Design Style - Bringing Together Universal Design and StyleUniversal Design Style | Bringing Together Universal Design and Style | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Bringing Together Universal Design and Style
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Toy Restaurants / Jeffrey Beers International | Designalmic

Toy Restaurants / Jeffrey Beers International | Designalmic | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
TOY is a multi-sensory, stimulating fantasy playground, designed to thrill and entertain. The space is designed by award winning Jeffrey Beers International and hospitality visionaries Derek and Daniel Koch of DUAL Groupe in partnership with China Grill Management. Derek and Daniel look at nightlife through the creative prism of art, fashion and music, and created a space that is decidedly “downtown”...

 

Project name: Toy Restaurants
Location: Hotel Gansevoort, 18 Ninth Ave, New York, New York 10014, United States
Coordinates: 40.739966,-74.005913
Type: Lounge / Bar / Restaurant / Night Clubs
Project Year: 2010-2012
Project Area: 2,000 sq. ft
Status: Completed
Completion Year: June 2012
Awards: 2012 - WAN Awards - Category: Retail & Leisure Interiors - Entry

TOY is a multi-sensory, stimulating fantasy playground, designed to thrill and entertain. The space is designed by award winning Jeffrey Beers International and hospitality visionaries Derek and Daniel Koch of DUAL Groupe in partnership with China Grill Management. Derek and Daniel look at nightlife through the creative prism of art, fashion and music, and created a space that is decidedly “downtown”...>>http://designalmic.com/toy-restaurants-jeffrey-beers-international/


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NeighborWorks News: ‘Aging in place’ transformed from dream to reality in Ohio

NeighborWorks News: ‘Aging in place’ transformed from dream to reality in Ohio | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
A NeighborWorks group in Ohio designs a rental community just for seniors, allowing them to age in place.
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Design Thinking... What is That?

Design Thinking... What is That? | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
The methodology commonly referred to as design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ...
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Using the process of #Design for any profession #UX #Experience

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JAMA Network | JAMA Pediatrics | Home

JAMA Network | JAMA Pediatrics | Home | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
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For a completely trusted site for pediatric and adolescent medicine.  You can also follow them on twitter @jamapeds 

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Featured Articles  

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What is holding back progress in accessible building? by Thea Kurdi, Accessibility Specialist of the Built Environment, Design for Life Expert

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Excellent article by Thea Kurdi on why more buildings are not built for all. One salient point is that architects do not consult accessibility specialists at the time of planning, and focus on code but not demographic changes over the lifetime of the building. She also has some well researched points on the impact of non-accessible spaces - including 1 billion disabled globally and other astounding numbers.  

 

Thea Kurdi is a Design for Life expert (see her on www.DemandDesign.net) and hear an in-depth interview with her at http://www.senserit.com/?page_id=6899 guest #19. 

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Meet The Normals - Adventures in Universal Design - YouTube

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Great video showing how daily design impacts living for all ages and abilities. Also strong start at showing how a team of experts can solve design for all with universal, service and industrial design including the end users

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Universal Design Resources | AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability

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Contract Magazine Provides Directory for Interior Design Companies

Contract Magazine Provides Directory for Interior Design Companies | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Interior design companies turn to Contract Magazine for their resourceful contacts. Each issue is packed with valuable resources and a complete directory is available online. Whether your firm specializes in modern or contemporary interior design, you wil
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Seemingly all of the trade associations serving the interior design professional community with link including trade shows.

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Spreading The Word About Simulation Modeling

Spreading The Word About Simulation Modeling | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Healthcare Design Magazine: Architecture and Interior Design Trends for Healthcare Facilities,Healthcare facility and hospital design news and information for architects, designers and administrators. Learn about designing, engineering and renovating health care centers, clinics and hospitals with evidence-based designs. Construction articles on sustainable architecture, emerging technologies and evidence based research in health care environment planning. Free Webinars, continuing education credits - CE - and conferences.
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Design Research Portal - DRP

Design Research Portal - DRP | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Since January 2013 with the best Industrial Design - Product Design online resources - Year l
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I think this is the most comprehensive one-stop for designer resources.  Links including jobs, universal, sustainable, books, journals and more- simple actually in a lot of lists, but worth the bookmark.

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Environmental hazards in the homes of older people

Environmental hazards in the homes of older people | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
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The bathroom is the most dangerous room of the house- an evidence based study from Australia. Oxford Journals.

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Human-Focused Design Will Stop the Soulless Future of the Internet of Things

Human-Focused Design Will Stop the Soulless Future of the Internet of Things | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
Props to the insightful techies out there using design thinking to make sure we humans don’t innovate ourselves into irrelevance.
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Vancouver’s ban on the humble doorknob likely to be a trendsetter

Vancouver’s ban on the humble doorknob likely to be a trendsetter | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
It is a ubiquitous piece of equipment found in virtually every building, a requirement for entry, a necessity for exit. For some, the humble round doorknob is unremarkable and utilitarian, a simple tool, a means to an end.
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Vancouver takes fablous stand- all doors will now open with an easy to access lever.  May all others follow in making their cities #designed for everyone! #UniversalDesign #Accessibility

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K+BB Collective

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Social Media for Interior Designers, Architects and Kitchen and Bath Manufacturers: Part One By Gail Zahtz- Why you should prioritize social media. Create a website that sells your expertise. How to be successful on social media.

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Lighthouse International - Effective Color Contrast

Lighthouse International - Effective Color Contrast | Universal Design, Accessibility, Design for Life | Scoop.it
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Color contrast is one of the least expensive and most important steps to take for accessible, universal design.  This means that where there is a door knob, a door, a sign, a change in direction, all #designers should be using color contrast for the majority of people who are having some kind of gradual vision loss, or have the confusion that is brought on for anyone during a stressful day, or a regular illness like the flu or a fever.  Here are effective color contrasts.

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