Universal Design (ICM384) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Universal Design ICM384 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives In the course aimed the development of the ability to design and to give information about the mass.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students have knowledge about various user types.
  • Students learn to design according to the characteristics of different users.
  • Students learn to design according to the different sizes.
  • Student's awareness increases about making design.
  • Students learn the norms of universal design.
Course Content The concept of universal design within the information about the relationship with accesible design and adaptive design; its principles and the effects of these principles to projects created and focused on learning relationship between spatial organization,user sizes and design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General information on the course content To gain information about course content from source books
2 The concept of universal design Assignment
3 Accessible and adaptable design Assignment
4 Accessible and adaptable design Assignment
5 Universal design principles Assignment
6 Equitable use Assignment
7 Flexibility in use Assignment
8 Midterm Exam Mid-term preparation
9 Simple and intuitive to use Assignment
10 Perceptible information Assignment
11 Tolerance for Error Assignment
12 Low physical effort Assignment
13 Size and space for approach and use Assignment
14 Project Presentations Presentation preparation
15 Project Presentations Presentation preparation
16 General Examination Preparation Exam


Other Sources 2. Giuliani, R. W. (2001). Universal design: New York. New York: Mayor Publication.
3. Kennig, B. & Ryhl, C. (2002). AAoutils: Teaching universal design. http://acessibilidade.cm-lisboa.pt/fileadmin/DAS-NA/Biblioteca/Design_Inclusivo/Exemplos_AAOUTILS.pdf
6. Story, M. S. (1998). Maximizing usability: the principles of Universal Design. Assistive Technology, 10, 4-12.
8. The Center for Universal Design. (1997). Principles of Universal Design. NC State University. http://www.ncsu.edu/project/design-projects/udi/center-for-universal-design/the-principles-of-universal-design/
9. Welch, P., & Jones, S. (2001). Advances in universal design education in the United States. In W. F. E. Presier and E. Ostroff, (Ed.) Universal Design Handbook (pp. 51.1-51.24). New York: McGraw-Hill.
10. Hacıhasanoğlu, I. (2003). Evrensel Tasarım. Tasarım kuram, 3/6.
11. Dostoğlu, N., Şahin, E. & Taneli, Y. (2009). Tasarıma Kapsayıcı Yaklaşım: Herkes için tasarım. Mimarlık Dergisi, 361.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework X
5 Institutional and ethical values X
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 1 2 2
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 6 3 18
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 5 5
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 12 12
Total Workload 100