How can you get started with universal design and accessibility? Talk at festival Design Ústí

How can you get started with universal design and accessibility? We will discuss this together on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the House of Arts in Ústí nad Labem with Anežka Řepík and Jitka Smolíková.



Dům Umění, Ústí n. Labem

Free entrance

Wheelchair accessible , Available assistance

On Wednesday, March 29, a workshop on Design thinking will take place. The lecture and the workshop will take place as part of the Design Ústí festival and under the auspices of the Design KANTYNA Zlin Design Week, the theme of which this year is universal design, in other words Design for all.

Should I be interested in Design for all?

Design for all tries to include the widest possible group of people in the design. It is an approach that puts people and their diverse needs at the center. It is also the theme of this year’s Zlin Design Week festival and the project dedicated to Universal Design. We invite you to discuss how universal design can be perceived, how to use it in your proposals, when assigning projects or when thinking about new projects.

Escalators help not only those who are physically weaker, they relieve everyone. In the same way, the accessibility of websites can greatly facilitate the reading of the content by the blind, or “just” make the clarity of the content more pleasant and overall improve the quality of the service. We will bring examples that show that design for everyone means a better life for everyone. We will discuss how you can get started with universal design and accessibility.

O přednášce

Participation in the lecture and discussion is free. It will take place on 28.3. from 5:30 p.m. in the House of Art in Ústí n. Labem.

Speakers Jitka Smolíková and Anežka ŘepíK will guide you through the entire discussion on universal design.

Jitka has been an integral supporter of the Zlin Design Week festival for the sixth year. During that time, she worked her way up to managing the entire festival, which is the flagship project of the Faculty of Multimedia Communications of the Tomáš Bata University in Zlín. Orientation towards design, art and culture is inscribed in all the activities in which she is involved – she is completing her studies in Arts Management, but she has also created a strategy for communication and involvement of foreign audiences and participated in the entire communication for Broumov’s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2028. which is now shortlisted.

Anežka is a graduate of Marketing Communications from our faculty. He is dedicated to design thinking, creative techniques and discovery projects. She worked at companies like Avast or MSD. He is now working on the Design for All project, which is closely connected thematically and programmatically with this year’s Zlin Design Week.

Workshop: Intro to design thinking

As part of the collaboration with the Design Ústí festival, there will also be a workshop that will introduce participants to design thinking led by Anežka Řepík. Design thinking is an approach that emphasizes human needs and combines different types of thinking and ways of working together. The workshop will be practically focused. Reservation is required for participation, via e-mail It will take place on 29.3. in the morning (3 hours), is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

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