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Design for Living in Later Life

This event took place on 31st January 2013

This event brings together the latest research ideas and developments about creating lifetime environments for people of all ages.

The workshop includes presentations on:

The programme has been constructed to appeal to a wide audience including older people and their advocates, practitioners from health and social care, researchers from a variety of disciplines, industry and design professionals.

10.30 Welcome, Chair’s Talk and Introduction to the day Sheila Peace, Professor of Social Gerontology, The Open University Rama Gheerawo, Deputy Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design.

11.00 Transitions in Kitchen Living: the Past, the Present and the Future Sheila Peace, Professor of Social Gerontology, The Open University Martin Maguire, Lecturer, Loughborough University Design School The Ambient Kitchen for People with Dementia Stephen Lindsay, Lecturer, University of Swansea. The Future Bathroom Gail Mountain, Professor of Health Services Research (assisted living research)/Principal Director KT-EQUAL, University of Sheffield.

12:20 Roundtable Discussions – Themes to influence design principles and practices.

13.00 Lunch.

13.45 Feedback session - each table to produce stick-its/flip chart notes.

13.55 Introduction to afternoon

14.00 Safety on the Stairs Emily Kingdon, PhD Student, Manchester Metropolitan University.

14.25 SMART textiles in Garment Design Jane McCann, Principal Investigator Design for Ageing Well, University of Wales, Newport.

15.00 Designing and Developing assistive devices to support ageing continence Eleanor van den Heuvel, Director of Assistive Technology Programme, Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies, Brunel University.

15.15 Refreshments.

15.30 Roundtable Discussions – Further development of principles and practices. How to make an impact and influence consumers, policy makers, designers, planners and the retail sector.

16.00 Feedback Session – report from each table.

16.30 Ways Forward.


EvdH Continence Design for living event for web.pdf

LINDSAY - The Ambient Kitchen 2.pdf

MMUmoments presentation.pdf

MOUNTAIN - Understanding Domestic Spaces.pdf

PEACE_MAGUIRE - Transitions in Kitchen Living.pdf

RAMA - opening lecture.pdf

Select from replays below:

10:00 am Morning Session
1:45 pm Afternoon Session