. Pediatrics use and geriatric use of drug and biological products.
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.
thinking provides potentially lucrative opportunities.
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.