Roberta  Null Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Roberta Null

Common Place Design

I taught Housing and Interior Design courses at Purdue University, San Diego State University and Miami University (Ohio). I have degrees from South Dakota State and the University of Minnesota; my doctorate is from The Ohio State University. I have always enjoyed the travel and learning experiences due to professional activities and have been privileged to meet and participate in numerous professional gathering and to present Universal Design to their audiences.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research and teaching have focused on the design of supportive environments for special needs groups.  I received the 1986 Environmental Design Award from the Education Foundation of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)for design of training kitchens at the San Diego Center for the Blind.  I was chosen to represent ASID at the seminal workshop on Improving Building Design for Persons with Low Vision held in Washington DC (September, 2010).
    This and other professional activities led me to write the first of my UD textbooks in 1995, Universal Design: Creative Solutions to ADA Compliance.  I updated this work in 2013 in the textbook, Universal Design: Principles and Models.


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Instructor's Manual for Universal Design Principles and Models

By: Roberta Null
Subjects: Healthcare, Occupational Health & Safety

432 pages of teaching and evaluation strategies for Universal Design.  The manual is design to accompany the textbook, Universal Design: Principles and Models.  It contains supplementary material and many student project illustrations and suggestions.

The Instructor's Manual is available at no cost to teachers who adopt the textbook for their classes.