Universal Design is master's program which focuses on the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. The fundamental condition of a good design is that it should be accessible by people of all category. If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use and everyone benefits from it. By considering the diverse needs and abilities of all throughout the design process, universal design creates products, services and environments that meet peoples' needs.
Universal Design is a master’s program whose curriculum will broadly focus on, Universal design thinking & research, strategic approaches towards meaningful differentiators, contextual innovation methods, smart technologies, social & cultural studies, participative design development process.
National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore
National Institute of Design (NID), Gandhinagar
D J ACADEMY OF DESIGN ( DJAD) , Coimbatore
Candidates with a bachelors degree in any stream can go for a masters' in Universal Design.
Courses and Eligibility:
|B. Des||3 years||10+2 with minimum required marks||NID DAT|
|M. Des||2 years||Candidate must have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline of minimum 3-year duration from recognized university/ institute.||NID DAT|
Godrej and Boyce
JP Morgan Chase
Mahindra and Mahindra
The candidates can take admission into the institution on the basis of their merit list in the respective exam (NID Exam).
The students have to face DAT (Design Aptitude Test) prelim and main by the National Institute of Design.
Only those candidates with the score of 40% and above will be eligible for the admission.
Fundamentals of Structure
Fundamentals of Design
Environment effects, etc
Good Writing Ability
Good communication skills
strategic and smart
Good Problem Solving Skills
Sense of Creativity
Space Planning Skill
Strong Computer Skill
NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test)
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University Entrance Test (CEPT)
|Universal Designer||renovate spaces in order to make them more accessible. Often, these designs are used to renovate spaces for elderly people and people with special needs; however, universal designs can benefit anyone.||up to 35 lakhs|
Q: What is the entrance to apply for Universal design?
A: The entrance to apply for Universal design is NID DAT & CEPT, etc.
Q: What is the job role of a Universal designer?
A: The job role of a Universal designer is to renovate spaces in order to make them more accessible. Often, these designs are used to renovate spaces for elderly people and people with special needs; however, universal designs can benefit anyone.
Q: Who are the top recruiters for Universal Designer?
A: The top recruiters for Universal Designer are-
Godrej and Boyce
JP Morgan Chase
LG Electronics, etc
Q: What is the expected salary of a Universal Designer?
A: The salary of a Universal designer is up to 35 lakhs depending upon his/her work experience.