Good Fit Poor Fit Podcast
Exploring the interaction between people, design, and activity.
Good Fit Poor Fit is a podcast from The Universal Design Project, a nonprofit organization with a vision for every community across the United States to have a surplus of universally accessible homes. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and the most popular podcast platforms.
080: UD and Me: Kaylee Clark
OT student, Kaylee, shares her passion for UD in her origin story and shouts out a few of her favorite functional features.
079: Findings from Homebuilding Industry Research
Brittany, shares the results of her research and describes how education with virtual renders increases professional understanding of the need for more UD in homes across the USA.
078: Virtual Reality’s Impact on UD
OT student, Brittany, shares her research on VR and the impact it has on education, real estate, rehabilitation and universal design.
077: UD and Me Brittany Wagner
Our OT student shares some of her favorite UD things: including a product that makes cooking on the stove easier.
076: Airbnb Accessibility Update
Thinking about traveling soon? Check out the new updates on Airbnb for highlighting listings with accessible features!
075: Accessible Communities
Join us as we discuss how the perception of disability and the social determinants of health impact the widespread implementation of UD in US neighborhoods.
074: Paint Color – An Array of UD Options
Paint color has a profound impact on how we interact with our world, sometimes causing us to run from it. Learn how color and contrast impact our function.
073: Universal Design: Living and Learning on Campus
We discuss a home environment that’s often overlooked… college. It’s a place where individuals can live, work, play, learn, and thrive so it needs UD too!
072: Home Design and Service Dogs
We discuss how the design of a home impacts service dogs helping their humans and adaptive strategies people can use to care for pets.
071: UD and Me Nate Pickett
Learn from our current OT student about his favorite UD things and how he became interested in non-traditional OT practice.
070: UD and Me Alee Halsey
JMU Occupational Therapy student, Alee Halsey, shares her favorite UD things from raised gardening beds to flexible lighting solutions.
069: Interview with Taylor Davis
Learn more about how an architect has learned to focus on the benefits of universal design in residential design for the clients she serves!
068: UD and Me Ashley Miller
Get to know Ashely and her great advice for DIYers like herself, to add in accessibility features with each home renovation.
067: UD and Me Daniel-Hannah Grace
OT student, Daniel-Hannah Grace, shares her favorite UD things and how she became interested in universal design!
066: Non-Traditional OT Practice
Discussion regarding the dynamic shift in the occupational therapy profession and emerging areas of practice.
065: Learned Creativity
Our Design Advisors get candid about how they channeled their creative side to make a good fit when there was no available or affordable option.
064: Forever Homes
The concept of a forever home and why most Americans want to remain in their homes for long periods of time, even if it is no longer a good fit.
063: Conversations about Flooring
Our Design Advisors share how flooring an be a good or poor fit in another episode of our candid conversations series!
062: Conversations about Bedrooms
Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of bedrooms and closets can be a good fit or poor fit.
061: UD and Me: Rachel Melvin
OT student, Rachel Melvin, shares her favorite UD things and how she became interested in an internship with our organization.
060: Conversations about Outside Pathways
Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of pathways to the front door can be a good fit or poor fit.
059: UD and Me: Nicole Grinberg
Our new interior design student, Nicole, sits down with the team to share what spawned her passion for universal design.
058: UD and Me: Maria Lindbergh
We welcome a very special guest today to discuss some favorite UD features and ideas!
Perspectives on UD features that can make homes welcoming for a wide variety of people.
056: UD and Me: Viola Dwyer
What brought one of our most vocal design advisors to the world of universal design? Today we get to find out!
055: Most Common UD Features
Today we chat about the top 3 UD features that come up in most conversations about accessible design.
054: UD and Me: Matthew Shapiro
Learn more about Matthew’s favorite UD things and how 6 Wheels Consulting is impacting the community.
053: Public Restrooms
What do some of our Design Advisors have to say about the accessibility (or lack thereof) in public restrooms?
052: Temporary Disabilities
An interview series to learn more about the effect of temporary disabilities on everyday life.
051: Trash Day!
A chat about the smelly challenge of trash and some UD ideas that could make it easier for everyone!