Cross-Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing
This book examines some of the challenges associated with ageing in multicultural societies. Worldwide, ageing presents a profound potential shift in design for society. The impact of the change in population balance challenges designers, planners, and health care professionals to develop solutions to better meet the needs of older citizens. Different disciplinary and cultural perspectives allow for new approaches to issues of housing, community interaction and cooperation, health and well-being, and the integration of new technologies.
Drawing from case studies, interviews with key practitioners in design and health, and practical pedagogical experience, the authors provide a framework for engaging designers, planners, and health professionals in the process of creating new design solutions for the growing global ageing population.