Universal Design 2016 (UD2016)

Learning from the past, designing for the future

The Universal Design Conference 2016 as held in York, 21 – 24 August 2016, with 200 delegates from 25 countries.

The next Universal Design Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland, in the summer of 2018.

Videos (with subtitles) of the keynote presentations will be added to this website during September 2016.

Slides from the presentations given at the conference will also be added to this website during September 2016 (speakers, please email your slides to Helen if you would like to make them available).

The Proceedings for UD2016 from IOS Press are now available online

The conference took place in the historic city of York (formerly the Viking capital Jorvik and even more formerly the Roman Eboracum). The conference explored all aspects of universal design, design for all and inclusive design from both practical and theoretical viewpoints.  We aimed to understand what has gone before to invent a better, more inclusive future.

After the first two very successful Universal Design Conferences in Lund in 2014 and Oslo in 2012, we  welcomed a diverse and creative group of practitioners and researchers to York for discussions, demonstrations, drinking, Viking invasions and debating.

All enquiries to the conference chair: Helen Petrie