Kitchen living in later life: Exploring ergonomic problems, coping strategies and design solutions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621701
Title:
Kitchen living in later life: Exploring ergonomic problems, coping strategies and design solutions
Authors:
Maguire, Martin C.; Peace, Sheila; Nicolle, Colette; Marshall, Russell; Sims, Ruth; Percival, John; Lawton, Clare
Abstract:
The kitchen is an important area in the home serving many purposes both functional and social. It is central to enabling people to stay within their own homes in their later life. As part of a detailed study of ‘past’ and ‘present’ kitchen living, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 48 older people about their current kitchen and how well it met their needs. It was found that personal problems with reaching, bending, dexterity and sight were more likely to be experienced with increasing age while for specific tasks, ironing and cleaning created the most difficulty. The paper reports on coping strategies and simple innovations made by the participants to address the problems they experienced. A challenge for kitchen designers, manufacturers and installers is to think in terms of kitchens that are more flexible and adaptable to people’s changing needs.
Affiliation:
Loughborough University
Citation:
MAGUIRE, M. ...et al., 2014. Kitchen living in later life: Exploring ergonomic problems, coping strategies and design solutions. International Journal of Design, 8(1), pp. 73-91.
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621701
Additional Links:
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22283
Type:
Article
EISSN:
1994-036X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Martin C.en
dc.contributor.authorPeace, Sheilaen
dc.contributor.authorNicolle, Coletteen
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Russellen
dc.contributor.authorSims, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorPercival, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Clareen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T11:30:12Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-29T11:30:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationMAGUIRE, M. ...et al., 2014. Kitchen living in later life: Exploring ergonomic problems, coping strategies and design solutions. International Journal of Design, 8(1), pp. 73-91.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621701-
dc.description.abstractThe kitchen is an important area in the home serving many purposes both functional and social. It is central to enabling people to stay within their own homes in their later life. As part of a detailed study of ‘past’ and ‘present’ kitchen living, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 48 older people about their current kitchen and how well it met their needs. It was found that personal problems with reaching, bending, dexterity and sight were more likely to be experienced with increasing age while for specific tasks, ironing and cleaning created the most difficulty. The paper reports on coping strategies and simple innovations made by the participants to address the problems they experienced. A challenge for kitchen designers, manufacturers and installers is to think in terms of kitchens that are more flexible and adaptable to people’s changing needs.en
dc.relation.urlhttps://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22283en
dc.titleKitchen living in later life: Exploring ergonomic problems, coping strategies and design solutionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1994-036X-
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough Universityen
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