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DFF subject of Housing LIN Viewpoint

I was delighted to be asked to contribute a Viewpoint piece by Housing LIN about design for aging and in particular to share my experience and some of the outcomes from our Designing for the Future project with Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton. Housing LIN is a professional network supporting over 5,800 people working in

Shall we forget about the older consumer?

In October, I took part in a seminar organised as part of the ILC-UK and Personal Finance Resource Centre project on financial circumstances and wellbeing hosted by Brown-Forman to discuss findings around consumer spending.  David Hayes from the PFRC presented new research exploring patterns of expenditure among older people which was then debated by an expert roundtable, along with

How Mrs Snowball could hold the clue to digital inclusion

In all the talk about digital inclusion, it is perhaps surprising to discover that it was a grandmother from Gateshead who pioneered online shopping from her living room way back in the early 1980s. As part of a council initiative to help the elderly, Mrs Jane Snowball, 72, sat down in an armchair in

DFF at Mobility Roadshow

    The Mobility Roadshow is a major consumer event showcasing mobility innovation which this year celebrated its 30th anniversary. For the last three years, Enabled by Design and Such and Such Design have curated the Design Zone as a space to showcase a range of good design that supports independent living, from early stage


Stunning digital quilt impresses at Brighton Graduate Show

One of the highlights of the "Designing for the Future" Competition over the past couple of years has been seeing the project's alumni continuing to explore the themes from the Competition into their final year. Last year, Joshua Barnes entered the "Designing for the Future" Competiton with his Memory Decanter. This year Josh's digital quilts were the


DFF alumnus showcases his final year work

William Green entered his clock reminder project into our "Designing for the Future" Competition last year. Now about to graduate, he will be exhibiting his "Frugal" furniture and "Longevity Stools" at this year's Graduate Show at the University of Brighton. The idea behind the "Frugal Bench" (pictured) is to maximize the productivity of the material and address