At last some affirmative action on Age-Friendly design. According to this article from the BBC, the bed is difficult to get onto and has barely enough space to squeeze around. The bathroom door doesn’t shut, and gets in the way when you reach for the toilet roll dispenser. The shower gel dispenser is upside down. […]
How can we ‘age-in-place’ if our homes become unliveable?
Most of us would prefer to spend our latter years in our homes than in a retirement facility, but most housing is ill-equipped to cater for the needs of older people.
The common sense of digital inclusion
Too often we read about digital customer experiences needing to optimise for younger Millennial consumers. Yet there’s a growing mass of spend-ready, time-rich older consumers who are comfortable with technology. Sure there are differences in online shopping between ages as the chart from Euromonitors’ Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2016 illustrates. But the question […]
Fitness trackers limit their appeal by designing only for younger users
43 percent of older consumers found that fitness trackers were difficult to calibrate,
Stop designing for millennials – or any generation for that matter.
When it comes to potatoes… Millennials are not significantly different from the rest of the population.
Designing products for value … and age-friendliness?
Leading companies are combining insights about customers, competitors, and costs to develop more innovative and cost-effective products. A rising tide of prosperity in developing economies is reshaping the nature of competition among global product makers, offering both the promise of new markets and the perils of having to face nimble, innovative, and highly ambitious rivals. […]
Evian's Smart Drop fails on age-friendly basics
This device can be tacked onto the fridge and enable water delivery with the push of a single button…if you can find the button!
The future of age-friendly living. Wow!
Some stunning examples of age-friendly design, this time in the form of living spaces.
Fashion designers 'celebrate' their ageing
A group of leading designers have joined the ranks of the 50-plus.
AGNES The Age Suit Highlights Physiological Ageing
AGNES has been on a bit of a PR drive lately. The MIT AgeLab-developed AGNES (Age Gain Now Empathy System) has been around for a while but the torrent of recently publicity, plus it’s specific focus on physiological ageing, has prompted me to blog about it for the first time. It’s not the only age-suit, […]