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TRANSGENERATIONAL DESIGNProducts for an Aging Population by James J. Pirkl received a Gold IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week magazine.

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EDITORIAL REVIEW

From Book News, Inc.

"A brilliant, beautiful guide that sensitizes readers to the realities of aging by exploring changes in abilities that occur throughout one's lifetime, and explains how to make intelligent decisions during the design, production, marketing, promotion, and selection of consumer products used by an aging population with a wide range of abilities. Some 140 color photographs present exemplary designs ranging from kitchen utensils to walking shoes to personal hygiene systems. All designs are described in terms of how well they accommodate human limitations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland."

 


EDITORIAL REVIEW

From the Publisher

"The world's population is rapidly growing older, and it is important to create new products that are easily used by people throuoghouot their lives — whatever their ability. Transgenerational Design addresses this need by exploring product design that enhances the quality of life for users of all ages and abilities. This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to product design that bridges gaps between designers and consumers, scientist and service professionals, young and old. He debunks myths aboout aging, showing how many problems with products are, in fact, problems for all age groups. Throughout, the author focuses on proctical solutions to design challenges, helping designers to avoid discrimination against both age and ability. Transgenerational Design sensitizes readers to the realities of aging by exploring changes in abilities that occur throughout onelifetime. It explains how to make intellegent decisions during the design , production, marketing, promotion, and selection of consumer products used by an aging population with a wide range of abilities. Reasers will gain the specialized knowledge they need to understand common functional limitations, inclulding sensory changes, balance and falling, dysmobility, memory and confusion, and how they inhibit independence."

 

AVERAGE CUSTOMER REVEW

From Amazon.com

"Informative, inspirational and graphically comprehensive!, June 3,1999
Reviewer: Sunlight Homes from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. Wonderful insights and solid information about an important subject; design that increases our comfort and our independence now and as we get older. James Pirkl has taken a complex and broad subject and made it easy to grasp(!) Color photographs of many user-friendly products illustrate his timely information about the various challenges we face as we age. We enjoyed his perspective on bathroom design and plan to expand his ideas into all aspects of home design. An excellent reference and source of inspiration; giving us tools to design products (and homes) that support independent living."

 

   
   
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