Actively and Safely Aging in Place Through Interior Design
Apply research-based tools to identify design solutions for aging in place.
Benefit from research exploring older adults’ perceptions and attitudes toward currently available interior design features and assistive technologies that support active living at home. You will learn about assistive technology solutions to support four active living categories: housekeeping; environmental controls; safety and security; and environmental adaptations, in addition to comprehensive smart home/home automation systems. In addition, receive hands-on guidance in applying accessible online tools in your research on assistive technology design solutions. This course presents an overview and findings from a study conducted by Virginia Tech, funded by the ASID Foundation Transform Grant.
What You Will Learn
- Identify currently available design and ambient assistive technologies that can support active living in residential environments of older adults
- Recognize which design features and/or assistive technologies may be more appropriate for different older adult populations based on income or ability level
- Describe how research studying policy and design process decisions can apply to the larger design community.
- Utilize the interactive data visualizations to make informed design decisions on home-based technologies.
Continuing Education Approvals
- 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-114645 (Your CEU will be reported on your behalf by ASID)
Access Period: One year from registration date.
This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).
The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.
Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.
This program is registered for 1 CEU value | HSW. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-114645.
Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.
Elif Tural, Ph.D., WELL AP, LEED Green Assoc.
Assistant Professor of Interior Design, School of Architecture and Design
Elif Tural, Ph.D., WELL AP, LEED Green Assoc. is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design. Dr. Tural received her Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Arizona State University. Her multidisciplinary design education includes an MFA in Interior Architecture, and a B.Arch. Her research interests include design factors for health and active living with a focus on senior residential environments and lighting design. As the 2017 Edison Price Fellow of the Nuckolls Fund, Dr. Tural worked at Oculus Lighting Studio, a Los Angeles-based architectural lighting design firm to enhance her research and teaching in the field of lighting design. She holds WELL AP and LEED credentials, and is a member of EDRA, IDEC, and IESNA.
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