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ThinkMind // SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2018, The Third International Conference on Universal Accessibility in the Internet of Things and Smart Environments // View article smart_accessibility_2018_2_40_88004


Design Criteria to Advance Technologies for the Aging Population

Authors:
Claudia Rebola

Keywords: Design Criteria; Design for Aging; Technologies for Aging; Competition.

Abstract:
Design and technology can have a significant impact on the aging with disability population, empowering these individuals to sustain independence, maintain health, engage safely in basic activities at home/community, and fully participate in society. Even though a large number of resources exist, there is a need to increase knowledge, practice, and availability of universal design for the aging with disability population. A competition can be an effective way to tap into a rich, diverse and collective design intelligence to address these issues. The TechSAge Design Competition was launched to inspire talented designers to develop innovative technology-enabled design solutions. As part of the competition, judging criteria were framed through universal design to guide contestants in the design of technologies. This included: independence, integration, implementation, inspiration, and progression. This paper discusses the judging as a mechanism to promote effective universal design practices for the aging with disability population, as well as presents examples of competition entries reflecting the design criteria.

Pages: 23 to 28

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2018

Publication date: March 25, 2018

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2519-8378

ISBN: 978-1-61208-622-4

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018

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