around the HOUSE. Universal Designed & "Smart" Appliances: Part 1

Schwab, Charles
July 2011
PN;Jul2011, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use and benefits of universal design (UD) and smart appliances specifically on aging populations. It says that UD is aligned to ergonomics in terms of product design and is linked to human behavior and human interaction. According to Valerie Fletcher of the Institute for Human Centered Design, UD is designed with economic, environmental, and social design decisions. Moreover, smart appliances like the side-by-side refrigerator can save water and offer energy reduction.


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