authoritative design consultant for the 50+ market, he
has advised such organizations as Age Wave, Inc., the Arthritis
Foundation, Asahikasei Homes Co. (Japan), The Boeing
Company, Design Age (London), Ford Motor Design Center, General
Electric Appliances, Johnson & Johnson,
McNeil Consumer Products, and the National Association
of Home Builders.
Described as a "key figure
in universal design" by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt
Design Museum, his articles appear
in a wide variety of international journals and periodicals.
He is an occasional guest on National
and is quoted in such publications as the Wall
Street Journal, New York Times, Machine Design, Mechanical Engineering Design,
ID Magazine, Dwell, and Metropolis.
Fellow at Syracuse University's All-University Gerontology Center, he co-authored the influential book, Guidelines and Strategies for Developing Transgenerational Products (Copley, 1988). His latest book, Transgenerational Design: Products for an Aging Population (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), was awarded a Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) co-sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) and Business Week magazine.
A Fellow of
the Industrial Designers Society of America, he served
as a director and as regional vice president.
He chaired its education, accreditation, and universal/ transgenerational
design committees, and In 2001 was awarded the Society's
prestigious Education Award. He is a member of the Author's
Guild, life member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,
and an accreditation evaluator for the National Association
of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Before his academic appointment in 1965, he was an Assistant Chief Designer with the General Motors Design Staff responsible for developing advanced appliance designs for GM's Frigidaire division.
Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering, he lives in Cazenovia, NY with his wife Sarah.