Halime Demirkan

Housing for the aging population

Based on the concept of ‘aging in place,’ design of houses in the past years are explored. Design features in the built environment become barriers for aging people with functional limitations. Initially, houses were designed according to the required needs of the user with the physical limitations.

Collaborating With Elderly End Users in the Design Process

This paper presents a study involving elderly end-users into the design process by means of participatory design sessions. In these sessions, the expertise of designers and the comments and ideas of elderly end-users related to how doors and door handles for domestic use should be designed were discussed.
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