Universal Design

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

Learn the prin­ci­ples of Uni­ver­sal Design or inclu­sive design.” You will come to think of design in new ways by becom­ing aware of the impact uni­ver­sal design has had on the past, present, and future of res­i­den­tial hous­ing design. We will focus on max­i­miz­ing util­i­ty with the ulti­mate goal of look­ing at design projects that accom­mo­date peo­ple’s needs regard­less of age, abil­i­ty, or circumstance.


Jan 10, 2024Apr 5, 2024



6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT





Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Lara PinchbeckID: lara-pinchbeck

Lara Pinchbeck is an industry expert who guides interior design processes to create social and physical environments that include, rather than exclude, people—particularly those with disabilities. With over 20 years of experience working with marginalized people, Lara excels in her approach to understanding the lived experience of a diversity of users through a multi-method research program that includes published evidence, recorded observations, and personal accounts. Through her doctoral research, Lara works with industry leaders, avant-garde thinkers, collaborators and those moved to make our society as inclusive as possible. She believes that everyone deserves a maximum quality of life achievable by removing barriers that inhibit functionality, comfort, and joy.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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