Design the living environment of tomorrow! By designing architecture, interiors or products with a wide and simple use for all ages or abilities.
Then participate in U Design for real people. Learn to apply the principles of Universal Design in every design, from concept to implementation. That’s how you create solutions that work for everyone.
For real people. For users of all ages, with and without disabilities. For the entire society, and therefore for everyone.
Students who are enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year for a design course in architecture, interior design or product development in the third or fourth year at an educational institution in Europe (EU and non-EU countries).
Students from other design courses or other study years may participate, provided that their study programme has a focus on UD during the 2019-2020 academic year.
You can participate individually or as a duo.
The competition has ended. You can no longer register or submit a project.
In this competition we organise several workshop sessions in Novembre and March to teach students about UD and to let them consult with experts in UD. They get the opportunity to:
Students at a Flemish or a Brussels Dutch-language educational institution are obliged to participate in at least one of the workshop sessions.
Students from educational institutions outside Flanders are exempt from participating in the workshop sessions. These students must look for local guidance in their own country or at their own educational institution to meet the competition criteria. Participation in a workshop session in Flanders (held in Dutch) can be done on a voluntary basis.
(For more details, please refer to the competition rules.)
Are you with the nominees? Then we will exhibit your design and publish it on the competition website.
Are you one of the winners? Then you will win a multi-day study trip to Lisbon.
The preselection takes place in the summer of 2020.
Afterwards, a maximum of 18 selected projects will be judged on 9 September 2020 in Z33 in Hasselt.
If you are among the winning students, we expect you on 10 September in De Krook in Ghent. We'll call the winning students on 9 September to tell them the good news.
The award ceremony will be held that day by chairman Lieven Scheire and Minister Bart Somers. Lieven Scheire will also interview you that day.
The award ceremony and the interview will be recorded and played during the web event on 17 September 2020, around 1-2 pm.
Universal Design or Design for All is a user-centred design approach with aesthetically pleasing solutions for a large and diverse group of users. Its resulting user comfort is independent of physical abilities, age, gender, culture, language or learning style.
Do you want to learn more about Universal Design and how your projects benefit from it, as a designer or as a client? And do you want to know what the advantages are for all your end users?
Register and discover all this and more at 'U Design for real people' on thursday 17 September.
Listen to interesting international speakers and see some good practices. Discover the winning projects of the design contest 'U Design for real people', for students of architecture, interior design or product design.
Lieven Scheire, comedian, physicist and science communicator
Inter, the Flemish expertise centre for accessibility and Universal Design, in collaboration with the Flemish Agency for Local and Provincial Government, team Equal Opportunities.
Partly in Dutch, partly in English. Subtitles in Dutch or English are available.
Register before 16/9!
0032 478 79 33 51 (Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
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