Shan Wang



How to improve the home environment with appropriate designed products and service for elderly people living independently in the UK

My PhD project aims to investigate difficulties and challenges that older people face in their daily life within their home environment in the UK and to identify ways of developing universal design solutions for improving home-based products and services for older people. The planned research methodology will be conducted through ethnographic study, including video-based direct observation and in-depth interviews. It is anticipated that the findings will contribute to the development of a better understanding for related designer, researcher and the government, to provide insights and guidelines for improving the home environment for older people, so they may retain their independence and enjoy a better quality of life in the UK.