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Interested in remodeling your office? Heard about usable, accessible, and universal design but you don’t know the difference between them?
Most people are familiar with the word design. It is part of our lives and we rely many of our decisions on design. When things look good we are tempted to choose them over the things that are more useful.
But great design should combine more aspects, especially when thinking about the work environment. It should be accessible and easy for everyone to be there. In today’s article we show you the three types of design: universal design, accessible design, and usable design.
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Usable design refers to the act of creating an environment or products that are not only efficient, but also easy to use for its users. When talking about usability there are three aspects to consider: consistency, learnability, and efficiency.
This type of design is referred to people with disabilities. Whether it is about how their house is being remodeled, or about how some products are made, each of them should be accessible for people with disabilities.
The term of universal design, as explained by The Center for Universal Design as “the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.”
For example, doors that open automatically are what is called a universal design. It is accessible to anyone, parents with strollers, people with disabilities, or delivery employees.
So, whether you think about remodeling your office, you should go for an universal design. Visitors, friends, or employees should not wait outside because you don’t have the proper means for them.
Do you need more information about universal design and how it would be best to remodel your office? Contact Glickman Design Build. They have the knowledge and the experience to make your office a beautiful place.