As part of the project LAB 60+ uses 5-step model of work in the pre-design phase
Using the method of co-designing (common design principles) with the elderly and other
participants involved in the project, thanks to the following identification of needs
and diagnosis items that are unnecessary or cause barriers in the urban environment
involving scales: city, district, and building interior. With this method, the
boundaries between "user" and "designer" and thus rejected is the primacy of the
"experts". This is one of the most modern methods used in urban renewal projects in many
The use of techniques workshop with seniors, the authorities of the municipality / city
organizations, NGO's including brainstorming, so that we are finding ways to prevent the
exclusion of older people, support their activity and social inclusion in scales : city,
district, building, interiors.
Use of an original concept of ‘Age Lenses’ , or design elements (standards) which aims
to take into account the real needs of older people in the design process.
Spreading the knowledge through interviews, surveys, presentations, panel discussions,
publications and by organising various types of training and coaching sessions.
Performed by LAB 60+ design expertise for urban and architectural projects always take
into account to adapt needs of seniors. We accept the principle that any investment at
all phases of the design process should be verified for needs of the elderly. Expertises
are enriched with photos, drawings, diagrams, etc., that allow for easier and clearer
perception of the project.
Developed on the basis of completed projects in a variety of spatial scales checklists
"Age Lenses", which are used to verify introduced design solutions, also gives a sense
of confidence that design guidelines for landscaping and design restoration of these
areas include, if possible, the fullest needs older people.