Universal design as a cause of triggering innovation levels for sustainability-a deliberative concept

Tobias Nyström, Moyen M. Mustaquim
2015 Proceedings of the 19th International Academic Mindtrek Conference on - AcademicMindTrek '15  
Sustainability achievement through design could be seen as a connective result of design and innovation. The role of universal design (UD) for sustainability is well known, although how any innovation through this could be produced by the practice of UD is not evident. Different innovation levels could be triggered positively towards sustainability by practicing UD in an advanced way. In this paper, different innovation levels associated with sustainability achievement were scrutinized within
more » ... e scope of UD. It was presented how the advance perspective of UD could have a direct impact on incrementing innovation levels of organisations, thereby ensuing sustainability. The advance concept of UD was then revisited in a deliberative way to justify the argument of the extensiveness of UD beyond the traditional scope of the accessibility domain only. Finally, the concept of sustainable human-computer interaction (HCI) was also re-explored within the context of UD and its practice.
doi:10.1145/2818187.2818279 dblp:conf/mindtrek/NystromM15a fatcat:xgwsnq3lpraxvbfwapmxvlvb5i