Universal Design

In THINKIN STUDIO we believe in Universal Design or Design for All as a key factor for social inclusion. We want our designs to be accessible to everybody independently of their physical, sense or cognitive capacities, of their age, sex, origin...

Universal Design means the design of products and environments suitable for the use of more people without specialized design adaptations. (The Center for Universal Design, NC State University)

In THINKIN STUDIO we think in the user and its life quality. For this reason, we try to apply the 7 principles of the universal design in each of our projects and we also design specific products/services to help social inclusion depending on the needs of the user.


7 Universal Design Principles

  1. Equitable use: The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
  2. Flexibility: The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
  3. Simple or intuitive: Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
  4. Information easy to perceive: The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
  5. Tolerance for error: The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
  6. Low physical effort: The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.
  7. Size and Space for Approach and Use: Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility.