Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
UNIVERSAL DESIGN, THEORYTNSA01

Higher education credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. TNSA01 overlap following cours/es: TNS120, TNX153, TNS120, TNX153, TNS120 och TNX153. Compulsory for: KID2. Course coordinator: Håkan Eftring, Assistant Professor, hakan.eftring@certec.lth.se, Centrum f rehabiliteringsteknik (Certec). Assessment: The assessment is based on individual assignments. Home page: http://www.certec.lth.se/udt.

Aim
The aim of the course is for the students of the Industrial Design Programme, in their future professional roles, to take people's different conditions and abilities into account, and contribute to the accessibility of developed products, services and environments.

The aim is also to give necessary prerequisites for the course "Universal Design, project".

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
The course focuses on the seven principles of universal design, incl attitudes and challenges, and what it is like to live with different disabilities. Persons with experiences of their own participate as guest lecturers. Examples of technological assistance for different situations are presented. Insight exercises are carried out.

Literature
Handed-out material about the seven principles of universal design.
Internet-based links.