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SPH Doctoral Grant Writing Course

This guide is a course guide for the SHP Doctoral Grant Writing course taught by Molly Rosenberg, Fall 2019. However, anyone that is interested in data visualization is free to use it!

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

Principle 1: Equitable Use

Above is principle one and its guidelines from the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design. This information is very useful, but, how can you apply it to your data visualization? Below is a table with a list of things to think about and ask yourself in relation to equitable use. Click on the highlighted words, "Principle 1: Equitable Use," to see the exact entry on the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design website. 

 

 

Principle 2: Flexibility in Use

 

Above is principle two and its guidelines from the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design. This information is very useful, but, how can you apply it to your data visualization? Below is a table with a list of things to think about and ask yourself in relation to equitable use. Click on the highlighted words, "Principle 2: Flexibility in Use," to see the exact entry on the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design website. 

 

Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive Use

 

Above is principle three and its guidelines from the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design. This information is very useful, but, how can you apply it to your data visualization? Below is a table with a list of things to think about and ask yourself in relation to equitable use. Click on the highlighted words, "Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive Use," to see the exact entry on the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design website. 

  

Principle 4: Perceptible Information

  

Above is principle four and its guidelines from the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design. This information is very useful, but, how can you apply it to your data visualization? Below is a table with a list of things to think about and ask yourself in relation to equitable use. Click on the highlighted words, "Principle 4: Perceptible Information," to see the exact entry on the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design website. 

Principle 5: Tolerance for Error

 

  

 

Above is principle five and its guidelines from the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design. This information is very useful, but, how can you apply it to your data visualization? Below is a table with a list of things to think about and ask yourself in relation to equitable use. Click on the highlighted words, "Principle 5: Tolerance for Error," to see the exact entry on the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design website. 

Principle 5: Low Physical Effort

  

While this principle is more relevant to physical activity, it is still worth knowing for data visualizations. Especially if your data visualization is animated. 

Principle 6: Size and Space for Approach and Use

While this principle is not the most relevant for data visualizations, it is still worth mentioning. Especially if you are focusing on an data visualization is animated.