Chapter 12 Analysis.
This chapter looks deeply into how designers manipulate problems so that they can come up with suitable solutions. This is the conceptual design phase, which decision making is a very important and necessary aspect. Another important thing in this phase is information processing. Information is very important, and it should not be distorted, so as to avoid misunderstandings. Decision making enables the designer to identify as much problems as possible and come up with various alternatives to solve that problem. The designer then comes up with the best alternative, which he will implement to make sure that it is suitable. If it is, then he will adopt it. If it does not, then the designer will have to go back to his alternatives to look for another best one. The designer will then evaluate the results to make sure that the situation was better than before, and that the condition is better than it was at the beginning. The methods used and the knowledge obtained should affect the condition positively. Aging adults should also be considered when making these decisions because most issues affect the aging people more than the young. It is challenging to make a suitable environment for aging and maturing adults. Therefore, the techniques should be altered step by step until one is found that suits the maturing or aging population, and one that makes them totally comfortable to the environment without inflicting any side effects of bad symptoms. In a nutshell, this chapter analyses the decisions that are made concerning the best way to approach environments with many aging people.