Important Considerations for Courthouse Spaces
Two important considerations when furnishing a courthouse space are universal design and technology.
Universal Design principles and goals provide a blueprint for the maximum inclusion of all people. The mission is to elevate the human experience in the courthouse by focusing on behavioral, social, physical, and emotional design aspects. This is so important and will be felt by each individual who walks through your doors.
The 7 Principles of Universal Design
- Equitable use
- Flexibility in use
- Simple and intuitive use
- Perceptible information
- Tolerance for error
- Low physical effort
- Size and space for approach and use
From virtual courtrooms to mobile friendly sites, technology continues to reshape the court system. Improvements in technology lead to increased access and efficiency for the courts and the public. For example, conducting hearings via teleconference eliminates the need to be physically present, providing greater access while saving time and lessening the environmental impact of transportation. Designing courthouse spaces to accommodate emerging technologies ensures you are effectively future-proofing them.
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Why Herman Miller?
Herman Miller has always been about people—our colleagues, our neighbors, our customers, and our partners. For the past century, a drive to harness the power of design to help people live and work better has defined our mission. Today, Herman Miller lends our name to a family of leading design brands, united in our pursuit of that mission.
As you begin your journey toward creating the ideal courthouse, our goal is straightforward— to provide you with furnishing solutions and knowledge that support your goals and help you to better meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow.