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Top Ten Wellness Goals for Seniors from "Design for Aging, Your Future-Self"

Quote: "The stereotypical product image for seniors entails bigger buttons, bigger text, and bigger screens. When it comes to designing for the elderly, it is not necessary to dumb down technologies". A presentation by Carina Ngai at SXSW2013

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There's a nice presentation about Design for the Aging by Carina Ngai at SXSW2013:

Design for Aging, Your Future-Self

It starts by stating a significant difference between how we perceive elders and who they really are, for instance. Then it defines several dimensions of Wellness for elders: physical, spiritual, emotional, environmental, occupational, social, intellectual.

To later state the Top Ten Wellness Goals for Seniors which gave this article its inspiration:

1. Companionship
2. Establishing a routine
3. Excercise
4. Less stress
5. Getting out
6. Making new friends
7. Expose to new interest
8. Security
9. Feel needed
10. Sense of purpose

After that the presentation elaborates on. It has some other very interesting insights and points of view from which to get inspired.

Check it out!

http://www.slideshare.net/carinangai/sxsw2013-design-for-aging-your-future-self

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Thanks for sharing my presentation! I'm glad you find it inspirational :) I look forward to seeing more inclusive products and services from this community.

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Carina, good to have you around!
It was such a great presentation and fitted so well that I stole it and published, but the merits were all yours! :D

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