Course syllabus

Universal design, teori
Universal Design, Theory

TNSA01, 2 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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".

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


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.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The assessment is based on individual assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: TNS120, TNX153

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Håkan Neveryd, Universitetsadjunkt, Tekn Lic,
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