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Theoretical Study Using the Sense of Touch in Interior Design for Senior Living Environments

Theoretical Study Using the Sense of Touch in Interior Design for Senior Living Environments

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Date: August 2003
Creator: Kile, Mia
Description: Through my work, I explored the application of texture and materials as a means to identify specific functions. I show how texture and material selections that specifically engage the sense of touch can aid in effective environments for the elderly. By means of this study, I demonstrated how the sensory perception of the elderly is utilized in designing productive environments for the senior population in regards to the sense of touch. The interior design of senior living environments can greatly enhance the retirement experience for the elderly population. With the information I have gained through my research and work will reflect in my future design projects. I also wish to share this enlightenment with others in my field of study.
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