One of my favorite front doors I’ve ever spotted. The color combo makes me imagine that this is a happy house to come home to, and reflects the good vibes of whoever lives inside. (Yes that’s how I imagine it.)
Went to the beautiful Rose Garden in Hyde Park, which smells amazing and has stunning flowers, not just roses. It’s incredibly well kept. I hope to one day live somewhere where I can grow some flowers in a small garden. Here are some photos!
Yesterday at the Aging2event at the Design Council. The overall goal of the evening seemed to be about generating interesting thoughts and discussion about Aging2’s goal:
“Aging2.0 is a global network of innovators who are collaborating to accelerate business innovation for the 50+ market. Our goal is to improve the aging experience and quality of life for older adults around the world. “
Me and Kirsty were very welcomed when we first set foot inside the small lecture space inside the Design Council, and were greeted by Stephen from Aging2.o who was moderating the event.
Just before the speakers took the stage, everyone in the room was asked to introduce themselves in a short sentence, asying what they do and where they work etc. I thought this was such a nice detail, that really adds to creating a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
I really, really, enjoyed the event and listening about what great things are being made to help support the aging population and people with dementia. I hope there are more of these events in the future.
I don’t have my notebook with me at this moment, but tomorrow I’ll upadte this post with my most memorable phrase from the night. For now, some photos of the speakers below!
David illustrating how Interflora discriminates the 60+ age group, as their birthday balloon range only goes up to 60 years old.
Amanda Gore from the Design Council - presenting some products developed for people with dementia, aiming to solve some of their needs with technology.
Adrian Westaway from Vitamins Design, showing his research project in collaboration with Samsung where they studied the user experience of opening a new phone box, and observing how people read the instruction manual and began to use their phone. Very interesting project. This is one of their solutions from the research gathered: really simple instruction cards with RFID tags on them.
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer, with many talented people. In June 2012 I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.