The aim of this research is propose a model that can be accommodated for constructing performance in the level of design for adults. Performance for adults in the competition era is arena to build an advantage of design competency, especially on facing competition era for adult's society who works in the batik sector. Two main variables observed in this research, namely adult learning characteristics in competition era, and universal design characteristics that affect to raise the awareness of batik craftsmen for producing performance in batik design. Learning behavior characteristics for adult in competition era, that proposed in this research based on the condition of adults in facing competition era, which contains indicator namely: explorer, reflexive, self-actuating agent, and integrator. Learning behavior characteristics for adult, will be performing, if stimulated by universal design characteristic, as the main ware that must be mastered by adults who worked as a craftsmen at batik sector. According to this research the indicator universal design contain four indicators, namely: supportive, adaptable, accessibility, and safe. According to this research learning behavior characteristics and universal design characteristics, will be together affect to the adults performance in the competition area, because performance will be rising, if the adults has a knowledge and skill in batik design, and also stimulated by hearing voice of customer, that explain needs and wants of customer in global market. Quantitative method apply on this research with twenty five sample of craftsmen which placed at batik SMEs at Garut regency, and final result depict that the needs of learning design, must be stimulated by well known the characteristics of customer first, which learn in universal design characteristics, and finally learning characteristics together with universal design characteristics, will assure to accommodate the awareness the performance of adults in improving competency directly.