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    We are access and inclusive design consultants making everyday experiences fit better.

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    Best Fit Living is all about creating functional design that suits all abilities.

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Making Life Fit

WE BELIEVE IN AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY WELCOME TO ALL

People

People

Putting people first by seeking to understand physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects and engaging people-centred design approaches to bring the real needs of end-users into the design process.

Design

Design

Using the power of design to improve the quality of people’s lives by creating environments and services that promote a sense of belonging, engagement, independence and possibility.

Environment

Environment

Making places everyone can use by designing them to be easier to use, making tasks more enjoyable to perform and activities more inviting to engage in for a diverse range of people.

Experiences

Experiences

Creating everyday experiences that empower the users of a space or service to fulfil their goals and create positive interactions that are motivating, enjoyable and meaningful.

Performance

Performance

Supporting interactions between the environment and people that reliably produce a positive impact on the end-user’s function, behaviour and emotional experience.

Inclusion

Inclusion

Promoting health, wellbeing and social participation through design that considers the needs of a broad range of people and appeals to an increasingly diverse population.

Where We Fit

AN OVERVIEW ABOUT US

funktion is a unique access and inclusive design consultancy that provides advice to organisations, project teams and designers in the planning, design and delivery of accessible and inclusive environments and services. Our unique focus is on improving the fit between people and their environment through delivering people-centred solutions.

We are a team of access specialists, human factors professionals, inclusive design experts and researchers that specialise in accessibility, universal design practices and people-centred design methods to address design challenges. We passionately believe in the power of design to improve quality of life and to create welcoming places that work better for more people.

We help businesses translate end-user needs into performance based design and business solutions, support teams to apply universal design and inclusive practises, and offer expert accessibility advice to planners, developers, designers and builders. Working with us delivers high impact, cost effective, customer driven results.

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Services

Research & Evaluation

Research & Evaluation

Informing the planning and design of buildings, services and spaces through end-user experience and design impact research, giving evidence for decisions and confidence in design approaches.

Access & Inclusion Planning

Access & Inclusion Planning

Integrating a people centred approach with universal design thinking to develop a framework that helps guide your design directions and strengthen customer driven processes.

Accessibility Compliance

Accessibility Compliance

Working with your design team to help create inclusive spaces that comply with disability access and mobility requirements, delivering projects that are accessible by design.

Our Clients Say

Simon Lowe

Simon Lowe

STRATEGIC TRANSPORT PLANNER

funktion took an innovative approach to our complex issues, producing enlightening yet practical solutions that were focused on bringing about real change to the community.

Erin Johnston

Erin Johnston

SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

funktion are professional, knowledgeable, thorough and, best of all, innovative thinkers. We look forward to working with them again.

Neil Donald

Neil Donald

OFFICER / CAPITAL WORKS

funktion are a very professional organisation and a pleasure to work with. They fully understood the scope of the project and they produced high-quality reports that delivered the required outcomes.

MAKING LIFE FIT

True access and usability is inclusive by design

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