A framework for a design decision support system model for the wet space renovation of the residences used by elder people
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Elderly people have many limitations in physical and intellectual capabilities due to aging process and they do many renovations in their houses, especially in wet spaces. It is observed that these renovatiohs are. hot satisfactory from ergonomics point of view. Therefore, a field research is conducted among the Turkish elderly people in order to define the variables influencing the renovation decisions of elderly people. The results are compared with the suggestions of design guide books to determine the differences in renovation decisions. Finally, a framework for a design decision support system model is developed for the wet space renovation of the residences of elderly people.