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At 90, She's Designing Tech for Aging Boomers

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Barbara Beskind, IDEO

Barbara Beskind, 90, is a designer at IDEO who works with engineers on products that improve the quality of life for older people.

Credit: Nicolas Zurcher/Courtesy of IDEO

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.

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