March 6, 2002
Exhibit redesigns everyday things
new exhibit at California State University, Sacramento highlights
efforts to transcend the limitations of age through product
design. "Universal Design: Designing for an Aging Society,"
is on exhibit 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, March 12
- 22 at the Design Gallery in Mariposa 4000.
The exhibit features an artist reception and talk with two
designers, Brian Donnelly, director of mature marketing research
and development at Praxis Product Design, and Neil Goldberg,
president of Praxis Product Design, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday,
March 14 in Mariposa 1000. The exhibit also includes a series
of images by the internationally acclaimed photographer Ed
"My goal in using Kashi's images is to establish an emotional
connection between the products and environments displayed
in the exhibit and the people they are intended to help,"
More than 34 million people in America are age 65 or older.
In California, there are 3.7 million residents over the age
The exhibit explores the evolution of "Universal Design"
- it's roots and its current impact on the design of products
and environments which respect the broadest possible spectrum
of human abilities: physical, psychological and social. Ron
Mace, a pioneer in the disability rights movement, coined
the term Universal Design in 1988.
"It is an approach to design that incorporates products
as well as building features that, to the greatest extent
possible, can be used by everyone," Mace says.
For more information about "Universal Design, Designing
for an Aging Society," call (916) 278-3962. Media assistance
is available by contacting CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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