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Universal Design of ICT (UD-ICT)

This research group focuses on better understanding of the ICT challenges faced by diverse users in diverse situations, and also designs, develops and evaluates ICT systems with users to ensure universal design.

Our research is concerned with identifying ICT barriers in order to remove them. We are at the forefront of fostering discussion and changes in existing ICT systems and ensuring both existing and new ICT systems are universally designed.

We are also at the forefront of research in the world on Universal Design of ICT.

This research group belongs to the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.

Head of research group

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  • Members

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    • More about the research group

      Universal design advisers

      The group members have acted as consultants and advisers for national and international businesses, government agencies and civil society organizations. Some examples include: 

      • United Nations International Telecommunications Union
      • World Health Organization
      • EU Projects
      • Norwegian Government
      • United States Government

      Teaching universal design

      We are responsible for the master’s program in Universal Design of ICT and the International Summer School in Universal Design of ICT.

      We are also involved in supervising Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates and students within the realm of European Project Semester (EPS). 

      Furthermore, group members design and teach courses either directly concerning or related to universal design of ICT. All the courses and research projects make use of state-of-the-art technology available on-site at our Interaction Lab (iLab).

      Funded projects

      As a research group, there is a strong culture of publishing results in peer-reviewed outlets and regularly applying for funding. 

    • Projects

      MOOCAP - MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership