A combination of reductions in infant mortality, low birth rates, and increasing longevity, is restructuring populations across the world. By 2020, one in five of EU population will be aged 60 or over. By 2050 those aged 65-84 will number 1.3 billion globally.
Can design enhance longer lives?
Discussion of physiological changes as people age & how design can further disable or enhance lives
Demographic shift impacts on business
Design Council UK policy paper proposing inclusive design as a response to population ageing
Inclusive design education resource
Design Council web based resource on inclusive design practice for design educators & students
Trends that drive inclusive design
Detailed discussion of the trends that drive the move towards inclusive design
What drives inclusive design?
Overview of demographic change & societal issues demonstrating a need for a new approach to design
Trends for 50+ lifestyles
Data is presented about past and present trends related to people in their 50s & extrapolations made