Cherished Objects for Mexican Older Adults: A Designer Perspective


Designing for older adults is not easy because eventually, we tend to relate them with orthopaedics and health aids. Maybe it happens because we do not know them. The objects that they cherish can tell us more about the ageing population. This research focused on getting to know the Mexican older people between 65 to 75 years old to design for them with a cultural base through ethnography research using depth interviews, observation and a photographic record triangulation. In this paper, we discuss the data, which shows what the most important objects for Mexican older people are.


Annika Maya Rivero
Posdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Architecture, Industrial Design Research Center, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México, Mexico


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Designed Objects


Cherished Objects, Older Adults, Design for Aging, Objects, Ethnography, Mexico

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