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January 23, 2014

Is This the Future of Design for Aging?

…opened my eyes to empathic design and designing by putting yourself in the user’s shoes. It translates across all design, not just for the elderly or people with disabilities.” Read…

March 28, 2017

Students Are Redesigning Long Life

…guess it from the range of innovative new products hitting the market. Most of them are designed by young people for young people. The Stanford Center on Longevity’s annual Design

February 19, 2020

The “New” Old in Design

How could designs of the future reflect the demographic and physical realities of aging? The New Old: Designing for Our Future Selves, now on display at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, examines…

February 20, 2017

Design for Aging: Jikka House

…as they themselves live out the rest of their lives in what must be one of the world’s most beautiful architectural designs for aging, Jikka House. Jikka, or 実家, literally…

October 2, 2017

Who Should Design Tools for Older People?

…and designers; others are “experts”—people who’ve worked in aging or know it because they themselves are old. They are all participating in a five-month paid fellowship; after this event, they’ll…

October 16, 2016

An Innovation in Memory Care: Therapy Through Design

…institutional? A Walk Down Memory Lane Three Ohio senior memory care facilities have been making waves with their innovative design and forward thinking. These Lantern lifestyle centers are the brainchild…

June 23, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Designer Barbara Beskind

…electronics and, most recently, aging. She is also one of the newest designers at IDEO. She started last July after applying to be part of the firm’s design challenge for…

February 7 | 11:00am6:00pm EST

Designing for our Future Selves

…February 6, 6-8pm) The exhibit explores cutting cutting-edge design solutions, centered around Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility. From robotic clothing to driverless cars, New Old rethinks design approaches…

March 19, 2013

MoMA Takes on Videogames

…created entirely by manipulating digital code – be considered design, which is how MoMA is presenting the games in its new third-floor show, “Applied Design”? Absolutely, says MoMA Senior Curator…

September 17, 2013

6 Smart Ideas for Aging That Might Become Reality

…comment and came up with a simple concept: Bring the design-thinking methodology to aging communities. After all, who knows the design needs of seniors better than seniors? The concept calls…

October 4, 2013

Explore NYC: Open House New York Weekend

…guided tours and talks. This OHNY site is part of Interior Design Magazine’s Designers’ Open House. Where 16 Minetta Lane When Sat 12, 10am-5pm See more   M&B Building Photo:…

July 18, 2015

Person of the Week: Barbara Beskind

design for seniors is not dumbed down design – it’s innovative thinking, and why design that works for us all works best for everyone – as well as why designing…

May 5, 2014

Banish Boring! Designers Adapt to the New Aging

designs for walkers (no tennis balls!) but IDEO’s Designs On—Aging also offers some of the most whimsical products and services for older adults we’ve seen in a while. This walker,…

November 12, 2012

Aging in Place: Avoid Hospital Chic With These Smart Designs

…  Nothing says “institution” more than grab bars. But these, by HealthCraft, hide the grab bar in the shower fixture design. Invisia also makes this with a white powder coating…

March 26, 2013

NYC Reinvents the Pay Phone

…booths and kiosks. The Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge So, with vendor contracts for the pay phones that are currently in use due to expire in 2014, the city invited designers…