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.
047: COVID Long Haulers
How can universal design be used to support COVID long haulers? Tune into our newest episode to find out!
046: UD and Me: Sally Kiker
Allow us to introduce our newest student, Sally Kiker. She shares how she became interested in Universal Design!
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!
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!
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.
Universal design choices and tips to keep homes sparkly clean!
041: UD and Me: Bethany Hurd
Our architecture student, Bethany, drops by to share her “UD and Me” origin story!
What style and placement choices make dishwashers most functional? We called on our Design Advisors to find out!
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.
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.
037: UD and Me: Tiffany Dill
In this episode, we learn about universal design features that really speak to our team member, Tiffany Dill!
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!
035: UD and Me: Scott Pruett
A chat with the Executive Director of the Universal Design Project about his favorite UD features.
034: Introducing: “UD and Me”
The first episode of our new mini-series about some of our favorite universal designs!
033: Brooke Thabit, Interior Designer
An interview with our 2019 intern about her work in healthcare interior design.
032: Grab Bars
From style to safety — an overview of grab bars and how to find the best fit for your home.
031: Designing for the Senses
An interview with Dr. Katie Hansen, OT, about considering sensory needs in design.
030: Interview with Danise Levine, Universal Design Champion
An interview with Danise Levine, Assistant Director of the IDEA Center at the University of Buffalo.
029: Welcome Home! Entrances and Entryways
Tips for designing and setting up a home entrance that is functional, safe, and germ-free!
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!
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?
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.
025: What makes a bedroom comfortable and functional?
Learn why little details make a big difference in the design and layout of a bedroom.
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.
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?
022: The design of our homes profoundly affects our health.
“Your home should be the great equalizer – where your disability doesn’t matter.”
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.
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?
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.
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