Workplace Design Principles

A starting point for an evidenced-based design process

Universal Workstation Design Elements January 21, 2009

Filed under: Workstation Design — ia2studio @ 5:55 am

When designing a workspace typical for people with mental and/or physical disabilities, it is essential to follow certain guidelines throughout the design process. Before getting very technical and precise in the guidelines, however, it is very important to look at the broad, overall design elements that must be addressed as your primary guidelines. Ten broad design aspects and potential problems in the Universally Designed workspace are:
1. Workspace Accessibility
2. Visual and Auditory Information
3. Lighting
4. Storage
5. Seating
6. Work Space Layout
7. Computer Displays
8. Computer Inputs
9. Telephones & Other Office Equipment
10. Work Practices

(Preiser, pg. 45.6)

Preiser, Wolfgang, and Elaine Ostroff. Universal Design Handbook. 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001.

Posted by: Joanna Tzilos


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