Design faces ageism issue

The Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation is to address the issues of design and ageism at a discussion next Tuesday. The discussion panel will include Helen Hamlyn Research Centre director Roger Coleman and Tesco head of design Jeremy Lindley.

Claiming that “everyday products and services are designed in a way that ignores the needs of older people”, the group will be exploring the role of inclusive design in meeting the needs of the whole population. It will also be discussing the social implications and commercial opportunities associated with ageing.

Lady Sally Greengross from Age Concern England will also be speaking at the event, held in the House of Lords.

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