Design Diversity. Design & Aging.
For many, getting old means wearing supportive socks and orthotic shoes, using a walker or carrying a cane, resigning yourself to a life of beige during years that are supposed to be golden. Design tries to make products more intuitively usable and relevant, while giving the user individuality and identity. The aides that accompany aging are often not designed well and are rarely very personal. The “Design Diversity” exhibition by Kathrina Dankl addresses the stigma of products for the elderly.