Universal Design Identity Program

Rolling Rains readers - especially the "Iconographers Study Group" - ought to consider taking part in the Universal Design Identity Program at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=77543840862.

The Universal Design Identity program (UDid for short) is a research project that is being conducted by Alex Bitterman and Beth Tauke at the Center for Inclusive Design at the University at Buffalo.

As you may know, universal design is sometimes called "design for all," or "inclusive design." In this survey, we will use "universal design" to refer to "design for all" or "inclusive design."

The goal of this project is to develop an identity program that consists of a logo, a color palete, tactile elements, and a sound mark for universal design. The identity program will be used to identify universally designed places, products, and systems.

The final identity program (logo, color palate, tactile elements, and sound mark) will clearly identify places, products or systems that can be accessed and used by EVERYONE, regardless of physical, psychological, or cultural ability.

From the researchers:

We're about ready to launch our phase 2 survey, and could use your help
publicizing it within your respective professional networks. With your
help, we received over 600 responses on the first survey -- and
statistically, the samples were impressive -- we've reached each
continent, 110 different countries, a broad and diverse population of
users in every sense of the word. With this survey, we would like to
reach the 1000 mark, and could use your help to attain this goal.


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