Unfortunately the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture has deleted their page on quotable quotes on universal design. There are other resources on their website including case studies and tools, and definitions of universal design.
Editor’s note: The picture is a photo I took at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA) located at the University at Buffalo in 2004. Jane Bringolf.
The text reads, “The essence of universal design lies in its ability to create beauty and mediate extremes without destroying differences in places, experiences, and things”. It is attributed to Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, Designers.
The universal design conference held in Dublin 2018 began with the words, “Good Design Enables. Bad Design Disables. The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has a good, but wordy description of universal design.
Apple is well-known for making their products really easy to use. Here is a quote from Steve Jobs:
“Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”
Steve Jobs, former CEO, Apple