From Dreams to Reality: Innovations in Universal Design
Student Winners of Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition
October – December 2014
From Dreams to Reality: Innovations in Universal Design displayed designs by students from across the state that were submitted to a juried competition as part of the Morton Kesten Summit, Designing A Better Future: Best Practices in Aging in Place. The works used principles of universal design that support aging in place to either re-conceptualize an interior or develop a new product for use at home. This year’s first place winner was Trevor Myers with his submission, “Eye Drops: Improving the Eye-Drop Experience,” to address the challenges of identifying labels, opening caps and squeezing bottles. The second place winner was called “Intella-Bell” by Stephen Barbour and Lori Kenuk. The Intella-Bell is a wifi-enabled, cloud-controlled doorbell for home automation design process intended to be a product that integrates universal design concepts, functionality, and esthetics. The third place winner, USC occupational therapy student Naoya Nick Ogura, presented the “Shower Cane Concept,” a four-legged waterproof cane and stand to assist with stability and balance in the shower.
For more information, visit: https://gero.usc.edu/udcompetition/.