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Universal Design is the design of environments, products, and services that can be used by all people—taking into account the full spectrum of human diversity while minimizing the need for adaptations or specialized design.

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Empathy by Design at Planned Parenthood of NYC

Focused on reaching a very diverse audience with a message of comfort and safety, Calori &Vanden-Eynden designed the signage for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s new health and education center in Queens. The result is beautiful, economical, and so effective it has become the model for other similar centers across the country.

Seattle Children's Hospital art and wayfinding program (Studio SC)
Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments [Intro to 3-part series]
Vancouver Community Library Knowledge Wall
Vancouver Community Library Wayfinding

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The SEGD/Hablamos Juntos Healthcare Symbols - Will They Work?

In October 2010, SEGD proudly introduced a universal set of healthcare symbols, developed in collaboration with Hablamos Juntos (Spanish for “let’s talk together”). It is obvious that it was an enormously complex project and quite an achievement, for which we want to compliment all the many people involved. Also, it is obviously too late for us to “talk together,” about it, so let's review the results.

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Entro Produces Inclusive Washroom Paper

The topic of this paper, "Inclusive Washrooms: A Solution Through Signage" is univer­sal wash­rooms and the oppor­tu­nity for vari­ous orga­ni­za­tions as well as the design indus­try to review asso­ci­ated signage to ensure they are meet­ing the needs of a wider commu­nity. Univer­sal wash­rooms exist in two scenar­ios – single-use wash­rooms contain­ing a single toilet and sink in a lock­able room, and multi-use facil­i­ties with indi­vid­ual enclosed toilet stalls that share a

What is Universal Design?

Universal Design is the design of environments, products, and services that can be used by all people—taking into account the full spectrum of human diversity while minimizing the need for adaptations or specialized design. Universal Design is the ultimate in user-centered design because it makes things safer, easier, and more convenient for everyone.