Module Overview

Universal Design

This module provides learners with knowledge of the important conceptual, theoretical, social, technical and design issues associated with universal interaction design. The module is designed to provide learners with the knowledge required to design and deliver products that are cognisant of universal principles of access, usability and inclusivity.

Module Code

DMED H1026

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Universal Design Introduction

• Principles and benefits of universal design.• Definitions of usability/design standards

Human Factors

• Physiological and psychological aspects of usability design • Universal design for learning

Accessibility Issues

• Policies, guidelines & legalisations: Irish, European & International• Interface design – validation, platform independence, consistency, compliance, special needs.

User/Design Heuristics

• User/design heuristics for screen and immersive interactive applications

Testing and Evaluation

• User research and usability methods and practices

Participatory Design

• Role of a designer as human-computer interface expert and the interpreter of user demands

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100