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Student competition illustrates principles of universal design

Published by Julia Salerno, November 29, 2011.

e CONNECT EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition is a provincial, post-secondary design competition that will emphasize the importance of universal design principles across all disciplines. The competition will be divided into 6 categories: Architecture, Landscape/Urban Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Fashion Design/Apparel. Students will be asked to submit projects that illustrate the principles of universal design:

Universal design is defined as the design of products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

This competition is open to all currently enrolled post-secondary students studying design at the undergraduate level in the province of Ontario. Submission deadline is April 20, 2012 by 5 p.m. Visit www.dx.org/connect for full competition details.

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