- 2:30pm - 4:00pm: Panel Presentation
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Reception to follow
Smart Design at Any Age will bring together leading practitioners of universal design – in products, the home and the community – for a conversation with AARP staff and experts from both the private sector and other nonprofits on design solutions that meet peoples’ needs across their lifespans.
While many of us may not always realize it, design impacts our lives every day. This session will explore some of the ways in which creative, inclusive design can remove roadblocks and expand possibilities for people of all ages.
Join us as AARP’s Terry Bradwell leads a discussion in which we examine key questions of adoption and usability while also highlighting examples of innovative design targeted to a particular group that have found universal application and appeal. Panelists will offer tangible examples of effective design solutions while also discussing both the challenges that lie ahead as well as the obstacles standing in the way of meeting those challenges.
Host and Moderator
- Terry Bradwell
Chief Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Officer - AARP
- Dr. Patricia Moore
President - Moore Design Associates
Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements.
- Richard Duncan
Executive Director - Universal Design Institute
Mr. Duncan has spent 30+ years in the field of architectural and product accessibility and universal design in residential, public, and transportation environments.
- Thomas Overthun
Associate Partner and Design Director - IDEO
Thomas directs design programs at IDEO
- Dr. Deana McDonagh
Professor and Empathic Design Research Strategist – University of Illinois
McDonagh’s research concentrates on emotional user-product relationships and how empathy can bring the designer closer to users’ authentic needs, ensuring both functional and emotional needs are met by products.