transgenerational design

transgenerational design

The design of products, workplaces, health care institutions, and residences so as to allow people to use them functionally regardless of the physical or sensory restrictions that they may develop as they age.
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Transgenerational Design. http://transgenerational.org/aging/aging-process.htm#PsychologicalChanges.
In addition to universal design, these theories include accessible design, adaptable design, and transgenerational design (Table 2; [46, 48]).
Pirkl, "Transgenerational design: prolonging the American dream," Generations, vol.
Other terms that have been used prior to this have been barrier-free design, transgenerational design, life span design, accessibility and design for all.
That expert, James Joseph Pirkl, is executive director for Transgenerational Design Matters, a nonprofit research and education organization in Placitas, N.M., that helps companies design environments that serve Baby Boomers, their children, and their aging parents.
Nominations for the 1993 program were solicited from leading authorities in such areas as rheumatology, transgenerational design, physical therapy and patient education, as well as from Arthritis Foundation volunteers.
Pirkl, widely viewed as the father of transgenerational design, believes that it's possible to create products that can be used by anyone, regardless of age or ability.
Pirkl is the executive director of Transgenerational Design Matters, a nonprofit research and education organization in Placitas, N.M., devoted to helping companies research, design, evaluate, and promote consumer products and residential environments that accommodate--and appeal to--the widest range of ages and abilities.