Your Future Self: Addressing Design with Age Simulation

Did you know that by 2030, approximately one in five Americans will be older than 65?


You and your peers will be challenged to design universally accessible spaces for use by a larger spectrum of ages than ever before. But the remarkable option of age simulation can deliver a new understanding based in the day-to-day realities of life as an older individual.

View this discussion of technology, accessibility, and the opportunity to "walk a mile in the shoes" of your older community members. This conversation will inform the work of designers, clients, and facility managers and could impact the built environment positively for years to come.

Learning objectives

  • Understand why age simulation is important to designers and architects and learn who is doing the research.
  • Explore how common eye disease affects compliance with code-minimum signage and lighting levels.
  • Learn about age simulation studies that use ADA Accessibility Guidelines reach ranges.
  • Investigate best practices for designers and architects from age simulation research results.
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  • Michael Steiner


    Senior Associate | Corgan

    Michael is currently leading as a Senior Associate at Corgan. He has seventeen years of experience...