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SEEFA Symposium at House of Lords

Yesterday I was invited to take part in SEEFA's Symposium which was held at the House of Lords at the invitation of Lord Firkin. SEEFA has provided judges for Designing for the Future for the past two years. SEEFA  aims to bring people together to influence later life strategies, policies and services to make life

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Vote for Pop Up Pottery!

We were very excited to learn that talented potter Finola Maynard has been chosen to be a part of ITV's The People's Project supported by the Big Lottery Fund. With her community organisation Pop Up Pottery Creative Healing, Finola plans to offer free pottery workshops to people experiencing isolation, social anxiety or some form of

Active Minds runs workshop for DFF

We were delighted to welcome back Active Minds' Head of Design, Alice Osborne, who this week ran a workshop for our Designing for the Future students at the University of Brighton. Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission

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Katie Ellis, The Able Label

Katie Ellis has shared both her expertise in accessible clothing and her start up journey with our Designing for the Future students. Katie began as a buyer for fashion retailers White Stuff  before starting her own label, The Able Label. The result of extensive user research, The Able Label is pioneering accessible clothing for

SEEFA – South East England Forum on Ageing

SEEFA has kindly supplied us with judges for Designing for the Future. SEEFA  aims to bring people together to influence later life strategies, policies and services to make life better for older people. It is currently on a mission to build a new narrative  which challenges perceptions that ageing is nothing more than a socio-economic

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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 Tree card game Runner Up : Florence Pike 2013 Winner : Holly Alexander - Story telling app Runner Up : Jack Durling Highly commended : Joshua Barnes - Communication

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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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