• Continual expansion of the population and its diversity has increased the demand for products that take into account the elements of universal design. Universal design has been widely studied; however, a lack of all-encompassing systematic design processes makes it difficult for designers and engineers to transform universal design intent into product realization. This paper proposes a systematic approach to UD based on TRIZ theories. We begin with a UD assessment to identify design problems, followed by a PDMT analysis to determine possible directions through which to resolve the problems. The directions were mapped directly to Effects for appropriate resolutions. For complex problems, it is suggested that Functional Attribute Analysis be employed to analyze the problems, before searching for resolutions from the effects. A case study was conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed approach in the design and development of products with greater usability, accessibility, and creativity. ()
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  • A Systematic and Innovative Approach to Universal Design Based on TRIZ Theories ()


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