Intergenerational design knowledge is defined as the governing design principles that inform intergenerational projects.
The principles in intergenerational design are rooted in the philosophies of universal design and transgenerational design. This knowledge can equip us with the right mindset and allow for actionable guidelines to be formulated for the development of new intergenerational spaces and programmes.
Intergenerational Design Framework
To Advance Intergenerational Bonding
Design knowledge in the intergenerational design field is constantly changing.
Although there is no definitive approach to intergenerational design, its benefits and positive influences are generally agreed upon.
of Intergenerational Design
1. Safe and Secure
Provide a sense of safety and do not infringe on the rights of privacy; Be respectful and avoid discrimination.
2. Right Effort
Right level of cognitive, mental and/or physical effort; easy to use, responsive and usable
Exclude no-one, be all embracing; easily attainable or reachable by all ages, giving opportunities to all.
Aesthetically appealing and user experience should be enjoyable.
Long-lasting; Maintain in terms of environmental or economic development, durability, social unity or inclusivity.
6. Free of Pressure
Time should be flexible, slow when required, fast when needed; Ease and time to adapt.
Malleable and variety of choices; easy to adapt, and not punishing errors too harshly.
8. Human Connection
Advocate inclusivity and togetherness; enable the physical and mental attachment of people with their community through dialogue or exchange.
9. Clear and Intuitive
User-friendly; easy to understand, easy to operate, fit for purpose.
To give heart, strength, and ownership; to promote development and autonomy; to improve self-esteem and social worth.