Aging by Design III


Designing goods and Services for an Aging Population, Waltham, MA, 23-24 Oct 2006; Deadline 10 Jul

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Call for proposals
Aging by Design III
October 23-24, 2006
Bentley College
Waltham, Massachusetts
Proposal Deadline July 10, 2006
The Program Committee for Aging by Design III is actively seeking proposals for our upcoming conference. Since its inception, the conference has sought to promote the design requirements of an aging population, explore opportunities this population offers to those designing goods and services, and bridge the gaps among the research, design and business communities. We welcome 30-minute presentations and demonstrations consistent with this theme.
The conference is organized in three tracks:

  1. Basic research related to aging, with relevance for design practice
  2. Design case studies – products, services, living spaces and the workplace
  3. Successful business strategies

Given these tracks, we welcome proposals from the academic, product design, and business communities. On the business side, we are actively seeking participation from government entities, healthcare, entertainment, financial services, assistive technologies, and the like. Proposals should be 500 words or less and identify the desired track, provide a presentation overview, your name, affiliation, and complete contact information. Please send your proposals to Dr. Bill Gribbons at
Program Committee:

Sara Czaja, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Research & Education on Aging & Technology Enhancement
University of Miami

Roger W. Morrell, Ph.D.
Senior Project Manager, Technology and Health Care
National Minority Health Month Foundation

Thomas S. Tullis, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Human Interface Design
Fidelity Investments

Beth Mazur
Senior Project Manager , Web Strategy & Operations
AARP Services, Inc.

William Gribbons, Ph.D
Director, Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design
Bentley College