"Universal design is a term used differently in various disciplines. I the book “Inclusive design”(Vavik 2009) the authors sums up that in spite of this we are dealing with a (people – centret design approach.. However within the profession of architecture the term is primarily used to describe minimum demands on solutions and standards related to accessibility. This article discusses how universal design can be used as a method to increase quality and contribute to more user-driven innovation. The method is inspired from the methods used by product designers, but the article also discuss the differences and equality between this to different disciplines.Several arguments are relevant to emphasize that a people oriented approach are necessary for Architects. Physical surroundings can expand or restrict the usability of physical surroundings. The physical environment can be considered as structural objects that influence everyday life. The article discusses how this methodological approach used by product designers can be further developed in the field of architecture, including existing theories and analytical tools developed by researchers in architecture. The article describes conditions for this type of quality development and what this approach entails. The article is based on existing theories(Latour 2005; Kirkeby 2006; Paulsson 2008) and empiric research of three cases. Studying the planning processes focusing on a specific user perspective.If this kind of methodical approach is going to be implemented, it is assumed that a common recognition that the environment do affects our everyday life. The method indicates that the environment has different influence on different people, depending on age, culture, ability and their role in the building. Dealing with “all” the method requires a more systematic collection of different people's experience and use of physical solutions. This kind of insight must be obtained and disseminated in a form that can give designers the opportunity to innovate and develop new kinds of solutions. In order to discuss the quality aspects, it is also required to express goals for what one wants the environment to "support”. Finally, a common "language" to discuss and systematize the various dimensions of the interplay between people and environments are needed. ”.The architects task is to convert series of visions of what the environment shall support, into physical spaces. It is a matter of transforming abstract relationships into material reality. To help this translation a more methodical approach can help improving this prosess."