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Universal Design: Losungen fur einen barrierefreien Alltag / Edition 1

Universal Design: Losungen fur einen barrierefreien Alltag / Edition 1

by Oliver Herwig


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The future is looking old. We are currently at the threshold of the largest demographic transformation of modern times, the advent of the age of the senior citizen. What awaits us – what kinds of products, what kinds of houses?

The fifty-and-over generation represents an enormous potential: in Germany alone, twenty million seniors have hundreds of billions of euros, but they hardly spend them for lack of suitable products.

This book provides answers from a sociological and design perspective for architects, designers, decision-makers, and firms who wish to respond to the demands of this diverse and discriminating target group. It investigates the various aspects of senior citizens’ lives from tip to toe and offers technical articles as well as authentic case studies and reports.

Attractively laid out, fully illustrated, and with pointedly written texts, it is also aimed at the silver agers themselves, especially those who would like to find out what architecture and design can do to make their lives as pleasant and independent as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783764387174
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Oliver Herwig studierte unter anderem Germanistik und Kunstgeschichte und arbeitet heute als freier Journalist für den Bayrischen Rundfunk, die Süddeutsche Zeitung und die Frankfurter Rundschau. 2005 erhielt er einen Lehrauftrag für Designtheorie an den Hochschulen Basel und Karlsruhe.

Oliver Herwig works for the BR as well as the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Frankfurter Rundschau as an independent journalist.

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