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Sep 24 2014

TEDxNYIT: Creating Harmony in a World Experiencing Tectonic Shifts

Sep 19 2014

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

Sep 19 2014

NYIT Engineering Professor Wins NIH Grant for Robotics Research

Sep 17 2014

NYIT Holds Convocation for Medical and Health Professions Students

Sep 11 2014

NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies

Sep 30 2014

Research Boot Camp: Kick Google to the Curb

Sep 30 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 30 2014

Introduction to ePortfolios for Personnel Processes

Oct 01 2014

Cynthia Leibrock, Universal Design

Oct 01 2014

Screening of A to Z and Q&A with Cristin Milioti


School of Architecture & Design News
Dec 20 2013

Newsday Features Stories Construct Design Interdisciplinary Project

"We want students to anticipate what aging seniors' needs are going to be," says gerontologist Tobi Ambramson, Ph.D., in a Newsday article featuring NYIT's "Stories Construct Design" project, a collaboration among students studying mental health, interior design, and occupational therapy. "The whole idea is to help before the crisis hits. And we want them to become aging specialists in their careers."

The article included two case studies presented by students in early December to highlight potential home modifications that local older adults could make to their homes to help them age in place. Interior design students Ashley Herz and Stacie Krug explained some of the changes they suggested for their clients.

"The design should last the whole life of a home," says Herz, whose redesign of a North Massapequa couple's home included installing a wheelchair lift, raising the floor in a lowered den area, and replacing carpeting with cork floors to help prevent falls.

Krug and her team worked with a client who has multiple sclerosis, and they proposed the addition of accessible bathrooms, an elevator, and color pallette changes to help their client see better throughout the home.

"Working with someone who already had needs presented different challenges than with someone who was aging in place," Krug says. "We had to think of what would make her life easier, but with designing you have to think about what makes everyone's life easier."

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