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Denise Stephens, Enabled by Design

Denise Stephens is the co-founder of Enabled by Design, a social business and community of people who are passionate about Design for All.  She believes that good design can support people to live as independently as possible, by helping to make day-to-day tasks that little bit easier and in turn more manageable Enabled by Design was inspired

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Brighton Designing for the Future winners

2010 Winner  : Harry Trimble - Interactive Exercise Mat 2011 Winner : Craig Barrow - Memorial Stone Runners Up : Jessica Hung Chloe Meineck & Hanna Mawbey 2012 Winner : Xenia Moseley - Family livedealer.co.nz Tree card game Runner Up : Florence Pike 2013 Winner : Holly Alexander - Story telling app Runner Up : Jack Durling Highly commended : Joshua Barnes -

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Designing For the Future tackles ethics

In a new development for the Designing for the Future project, this year's  University of Brighton students were very lucky to  have the opportunity to meet Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Given that design has the potential to dramatically change lives, it seems appropriate to pause

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The Dementia Experts

We have been very lucky to have input from two Dementia experts. Fran Hamilton is an occupational therapist at the Brighton & Sussex University NHS Trust. She has shared with our Designing for the Future students her professional expertise about dementia and the day to day challenges it presents. Sharon Marks, on the other hand

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DFF 2017 gets underway

We were excited yesterday to launch Designing for the Future 2017 at the University of Brighton's newly refurbished Edward Street building. Now in its eighth year, hundreds of UK design students have taken part in this project devised by Philippa Aldrich of The Future Perfect Company to encourage designers to consider the challenges of ageing

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Active Minds – activity products for dementia

Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission is and will continue to be, to create positive, mindfully designed, human-centred activity products and games to help people lead active lives. Head of Design, Alice Osborne, has been working with

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