Design for All

 Design for All is a vision of a world where we see the benefit of diversity - a world in which everyone can participate and contribute - a world where we care for each other and nature.

Traditional design process

On the right side, we have the largest group; people without any special needs. The further we get to the left side, the higher requirement people put on the product, either because of professional use or impairment. 
In the traditional design process, you start from an existing product and improve it by studying users without special needs. Then you may be trying to extend the user group by considering that the consumer might be a bit weaker than you. The result is usually a marginal development, "redesign" of existing products.

Design for All process

The Design for All process often leads to innovations. The key is that the starting point is the most demanding users' needs instead of existing solutions. By identifying what problem existing solutions tries to solve and who these users are, we involve them in the whole design process, co-creating and evaluating sketches, models, and prototypes. Since we adopt the final design to human needs and wishes, the relationship between the user and the product becomes so manifested that user satisfaction minimizes the "wear and tear" behaviour.