Transgenerational design : products for an aging population / James Joseph Pirkl.

by Pirkl, James Joseph, 1930-.

Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, [1994]Description: xvii,260 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29cm.ISBN: 0442010656.Subject(s): Aging -- United StatesLooking glass | New products -- Aged | Older consumers -- United StatesLooking glass | Elderly | Old peopleNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Includes bibliographical references and index.