Future perfect, designer labels for an ageing society

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 53 is the latest in a selection of resources that consider in detail the built environment and the physical design criteria that can meet the housing needs and lifestyle choices of older people. However, this thought-provoking viewpoint takes wider a look at designing for inclusion and, in particular, how by focussing on clever, accessible design, this too can accommodate the needs and aspirations of older people.

In short, what is required is for designers to focus on the ageing population but not to produce products solely for older people.