Age & Ability Research Lab
Projects in this strand focus on everyday activities, looking at how design can create better choice, increased independence and a more engaging experience with the products, systems and services that surround us. The work addresses people of all ages and abilities, involving them in the design process as active participants in creating new ideas to improve quality of life.
- Cultural interfaces Researcher Chris McGinley; research partner Research In Motion. This study looks at the interactions between people, products and services, investigating cultural meanings and values that can be enhanced by digital technology. A collaboration with Masters students in RCA Design Interactions, Service Design and Visual Communication. More...
- AKTIVE: telecare for independence in later life Researcher Chris McGinley; funded by Technology Strategy Board. This study explores how telecare can be developed to improve the lives of individuals who are prone to falls or have memory problems, in association with academic partners CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities) at Leeds University and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.
- Designing the future of the stairlift Research Associate Ross Atkin; Research partner: Stannah, UK. More on first year of project here
- Towards the inclusive car Research Associate Niels van Roij and Senior Associate Merih Kunur. Research partner: Hexagon, Turkey