Wow! Thanks everyone! I was also able to find a lot of references to
past research, especially related to designing for people with
disabilities. (...and I've added Kitchen Stories to my Netflix queue)
I think I may have misrepresented myself a little in my initial post.
What I really want to know is if their are any professionals on this
list or that any of you know, that do this sort of consulting? I would
expect Interaction Designers to work with contractors, builders and
architects to design more useful home environments. I personally would
love to steer my interaction career in this direction. (Enough software
Anyone else involved in this niche? Anyone else interested?