The objective of this thesis is to demonstrate how product design can effectively improve the quality of our lives by promoting individual autonomy in light of diminished physical capabilities due to illness and/or aging. Critical to this demonstration is an understanding of the relationship between personal well-being and our built environments. Developing this understanding became the initial focus of my research.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bathrooms--Design; Human engineering
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
James, Paul, "Autonomy, well-being, and design" (1997). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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