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Pirkl, James J. 2010. "Universals and Particulars," Design for All: Newsletter of the Design For All Institute of India, January, 2010, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 8-16.

Pirkl, James J. 2008. "Transgenerational Design: A Heart Transplant for Housing." Chap. 10 In The Silver Market Phenomenon, edited by Florian Kohlbacher and Cornelius Herstatt, Springer: November 3, 2008.

Pirkl, James J. 2007. "New Year Reflections," Design for All: Newsletter of the Design For All Institute of India, Vol. 2, No. 2, February, 2007, pp. 8-16.

Luscombe, Belinda 2003. "This Bold House." AARP The Magazine, September, October 2003, pp. 46-52. Washington, DC: AARP.

Pirkl, James J. 1997.Have We Lost the Human Touch?” Innovation: The Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Fall 1997, pp. 4-6. Great Falls, VA: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1995. “Transgenerational Design: Prolonging the American Dream.” Generations: The Journal of the American Society on Aging, Spring 1995, pp. 32-36.

Pirkl, James J. 1994. "Transgenerational Design: Products for an Aging Population". New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Pirkl, James J. 1994. “Information Access for Change.” Innovation: The Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Fall 1994, pp. 72-74. Great Falls, VA: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1994. “Transgenerational design: Bridging the gap.” I.D. The International Design Magazine, May June 1994, p. 86.

Pirkl, James J. 1992. “The ADA: A timely matter of concern for us all.DESIGN Perspectives, August 1992, p.1. Great Falls, VA: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1992. “Human service: The design challenge of the ‘90s.” Innovation: The Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Winter 1992, pp. 28-30. Great Falls, VA: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1991. “Transgenerational design issues come to the forefront.” DESIGN Perspectives, March 1991, p.1. Great Falls, VA: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1991. “Transgenerational design: A design strategy whose time has arrived.” Design Management Journal 2(4):55-60. Boston, MA: Design Management Institute Press.

Pirkl, James J. 1990. “A chronicle of industrial design accreditation.” Juried paper presented at the 1991 Conference on Design Education, a national conference sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, August 18-20, 1990. Published in proceedings.

Pirkl, James J. 1990. “Transgenerational design: An industrial design imperative.” Juried paper presented at the 1990 Conference on Design Education, a national conference sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Pasadena, CA, August 1990. Published in proceedings.

Pirkl, James J. 1990. “Transgenerational design: An industrial design perspective.” Part of a juried workshop conducted by the Syracuse University Series in Gerontological Education. Presented to the 36h Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society on Aging, San Francisco, CA, April 1990.

Pirkl, James J. 1990. “Transgenerational design: An industrial design imperative.” Business Insights, Spring/Summer 1990, pp. 18-23. Long Beach, CA: California State University, School of Business Administration.

Pirkl, James J. 1989. “Transgenerational design: Accommodating the older user with new technology.” A juried paper presented at INTERFACE 89: the Sixth Symposium on Human Factors and Industrial Design in Consumer Products, sponsored by the Consumer Products Technical Group of the Human Factors Society. Pittsburgh, PA, May 1989. Published in proceedings.

Pirkl, James J. and Anna Babic. 1988. "Guidelines and Strategies for Designing Transgenerational Products: A Resource Manual for Design Professionals". Acton, MA: Copley Publishing Group.

Pirkl, James J. 1989. “Transgenerational design: Providing products for people of all ages.” A juried paper presented at Technological Innovations for an Aging Population, a national conference sponsored by AARP, NASA, National Institute of Aging, Southwestern Bell Corporation, NASA-Southern Technology Applications Center, University of Florida, and University of Wisconsin-Stout. Orlando, FL, February 1989. Published in proceedings.

Pirkl, James J. 1989. “Design for an aging population: A global challenge.” Design News: Magazine for Industrial Design. Tokyo: Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO).

Pirkl, James J. 1988. “Human design accommodation: A future imperative.” Design News: Magazine for Industrial Design, No. 199. Tokyo: Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO).

Pirkl, James J. 1987. “The task of design education.” Design News: Magazine for Industrial Design, No. 190-191:23-25. Tokyo: Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO).

Pirkl, James J. 1987. “Transgenerational design: An instructional project to prepare designers.” Innovation: The Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Summer 1987, pp. 4-5. Washington, DC: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1987. “Gerontology and industrial design: An instructional approach.” A juried paper presented with Anna L. Babic and Charles M. Spuches at the 45th Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Gerontological Educators (SAGE), Ellenville, NY, October 1987. Published in proceedings.

Pirkl, James J. 1986. “Content in industrial design education: Curriculum design and content.” Invited paper delivered to The 1986 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Charleston, SC, October 1986. Published in proceedings.

Pirkl, James J. 1985. “Discrimination by design.” Sections quoted in Design for the aging is design for life: Designers discuss elderly’s needs. DESIGN Perspectives, February 1985. Washington, DC: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1981. “A Focus on Form.” 1981 IDSA Papers: Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America, pp. 51-54. Washington, DC: Industrial Designers Society of America.

Pirkl, James J. 1978. “Design is seen entering a new humanic stage.” Industrial Design, July/August, 1978, p. 59. New York: Whitney Publications.

Pirkl, James J. 1978. “Humanistic design. Design, March 1978, pp. 41-46. Bulgaria.

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Pirkl, James J. "The Generation Connection." Invited address at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, October 8, 2009.

Pirkl, James J. "Polishing the Silver Market." Iinvited presentation at Product Development for Silver Markets, at the 4th World Ageing & Generations Congress organized by the World Demographic Association, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, August 28-30, 2008.

Pirkl, James J. Featured address at CONNECTIONS'07 World Design Congress, sponsored by the International Congress of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), San Francisco, CA, October 18, 2007.

Pirkl, James J. "The Transgenerational House: Designed for All Ages and Abilities." Living Rooms: Human Factors and Industrial Design Contributions to the Home as a Health Care Venue, Washington, DC, May 1-2, 2007.

James J. Pirkl. "Future Life Stage Trends and the Transgenerational House," a luncheon presentation at Women in the Home Industries Today (WITHIT) Eduction Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 5, 2006.

James J. Pirkl. Keynote address at Fair Housing Roundtable and Exhibit, sponsored by The New Mexico Protection and Advocacy System, Albuquerque, NM, April 28, 2005.

Pirkl, James J."Transgenerational Design: at the Heart of Architecture." Featured speaker at Universal Design International Symposium sponsored by Tokyo Gas Company, Ltd. and the Living Design Center. Tokyo, February 8, 2001.

Pirkl, James J. “Transgenerational Design.” Featured speaker at SAMPE Technical Meeting, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 18, 1999.

Pirkl, James J. “Views Through a Wide-angle Lens.” Address to the 1998 National Conference on Design Education, sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America and University of California, Long Beach, CA, Sept 21-22, 1998.

Pirkl, James J. “Transgenerational Design: The Heart of Independence” Featured presentations at the seminars, Designing For Our Future Selves, sponsored by the Royal College of Art, London, November 9-12, 1993 and the Netherlands Design Institute, Rotterdam, November 15, 1993.

Pirkl, James J. “Transgenerational Design: An Emerging Design Priority.” Invited address at Universal Design: Access to Daily Living (1st Universal design conference and exhibition), sponsored by Pratt Center for Advanced Design Research; Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons. New York, NY, May 14-15. 1992.

James J. Pirkl. “Transgenerational Design: A Promise for Equality.” Keynote address at Southern District Conference on Transgenerational and Disability Design, sponsored by Industrial Designers Society of America, Helen, GA, April 1991.

Pirkl, James J. “Food Supply and Cooking Facilities in the Home.” Invited participant representing USA as one of 35 invited participants from Taiwan, Brazil, Japan and eight European countries, ICSID Interdesign for Elderly, Kristiansund, Norway, June 2-13, 1989.

James J. Pirkl. “Industrial Design Accommodations: A Transgenerational Perspective.” Keynote address at A Housing Challenge: Impact of an Aging Society, a regional conference on elderly housing sponsored by HUD's Buffalo Office, Region II, Syracuse, NY, October, 1988.

 

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