Domestication as Design Intervention

The article reports on a study in which design prototypes were domesticated in different households in order to collect responses to them. These responses were then compared to the intentions that were articulated by the designers in a previous study, and embedded in the design of the design prototypes. The results indicate that some of…

Lessons Learned in Deploying Independent Living Technologies to Older Adults’ Homes

Independent living technologies are fast gaining interest within both academia and industry, amid the realization that the world's population is aging. Technology can increase the quality of life of older people, allowing them to age-in-place and helping them to remain physically, cognitively and socially engaged with their environment. However, little research in this area is…