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.


046: UD and Me: Sally Kiker

Allow us to introduce our newest student, Sally Kiker. She shares how she became interested in Universal Design!

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045: UD and Me: Lauren Dexter

Meet our new student, Lauren Dexter and learn what she’s curious about in the world of Universal Design!

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044: Invisible Universal Design

At its best, universal design is invisible! Listen for some examples of design that you may not even realize works for a wide variety of users!

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043: UD and Me: Hannah Pugh

Hannah Pugh, OT and UX Designer tells us about how she became passionate about universal design of the user experience.

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042: Cleaning

Universal design choices and tips to keep homes sparkly clean!

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042: Cleaning
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041: UD and Me: Bethany Hurd

Our architecture student, Bethany, drops by to share her “UD and Me” origin story!

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041: UD and Me: Bethany Hurd
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040: Dishwashers

What style and placement choices make dishwashers most functional? We called on our Design Advisors to find out!

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040: Dishwashers
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039: Weather the Weather – Climate Considerations

How can universal design play a part in weather-proofing your home? In this episode, we discuss climate considerations for designing and building universal residences.

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038: UD and Me: Meaghan Walls

Meaghan Walls shares her UD and Me story about what inspired her to pursue the design of inclusive communities and spaces.

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038: UD and Me: Meaghan Walls
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037: UD and Me: Tiffany Dill

In this episode, we learn about universal design features that really speak to our team member, Tiffany Dill!

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036: Microwave Locations & More!

What works best for reheating those holiday leftovers? We asked our Design Advisors for tips about accessible and functional microwave features!

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035: UD and Me: Scott Pruett

A chat with the Executive Director of the Universal Design Project about his favorite UD features.

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034: Introducing: “UD and Me”

The first episode of our new mini-series about some of our favorite universal designs!

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033: Brooke Thabit, Interior Designer

An interview with our 2019 intern about her work in healthcare interior design.

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032: Grab Bars

From style to safety — an overview of grab bars and how to find the best fit for your home.

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031: Designing for the Senses

An interview with Dr. Katie Hansen, OT, about considering sensory needs in design.

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030: Interview with Danise Levine, Universal Design Champion

An interview with Danise Levine, Assistant Director of the IDEA Center at the University of Buffalo.

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029: Welcome Home! Entrances and Entryways

Tips for designing and setting up a home entrance that is functional, safe, and germ-free!

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029: Welcome Home! Entrances and Entryways
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028: Alerts and Alarms

An overview of alarms and alert systems for the Deaf and hard of hearing that can actually keep us all safe!

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028: Alerts and Alarms
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027: Happy 30th Anniversary to the ADA!

A discussion about the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. How far have we come? Where can we go next to make spaces equitably accessible?

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026: Designing for Dementia

Rebecca Langbein joins in on the conversation to discuss unique design tips that benefit those with memory loss, yet are helpful for all.

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026: Designing for Dementia
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025: What makes a bedroom comfortable and functional?

Learn why little details make a big difference in the design and layout of a bedroom.

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024: COVID-19 is changing the way we interact & use our homes.

If communities can change how things are done with this virus, we can transform the approach to home design for families with and without disabilities.

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023: A sink that moves? Take my money!

Our design advisors shared their feedback on a sink that is height adjustable and swings to different locations. Yet, is it universal?

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022: The design of our homes profoundly affects our health.

“Your home should be the great equalizer – where your disability doesn’t matter.”

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022: The design of our homes profoundly affects our health.
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021: Finding a place for everything in the bathroom.

We discuss some uniquely universal ways to cut down on clutter plus keep things organized and accessible.

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020: The tale of two kitchens in one!

Our design advisors weigh in on a kitchen design. Is it a good fit or a poor fit?

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020: The tale of two kitchens in one!
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019: What do mock airline flights & demonstration homes have in common?

Experiential education! Deeper understanding is gained when people can practice tasks then apply lessons learned to their life.

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018: “How does inaccessibility impact your health?”

“It was not until I actually gained more access in and out of the house that my health truly got better. My mental health went up and I felt more worth than I had felt before.” -James

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017: What is it like interning with us?

Kati reflects on her experience as an occupational therapy student and discusses how she promoted our organization and her future profession.

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