The Principles of Universal Design

Hannah: This is one of the first signage systems that addressed the needs of everyone. It incorporates the use of braille, texture, color, shape, contrast, and even sound to help everyone find their way. Roger Whitehouse and his design team set new standards by researching how people navigate spaces. They created prototypical environments and tested their ideas on real people. Listening to people and learning how they use products, spaces, and services has become more important than the actual creative design process itself.