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Help support new consumer review website for disabled and older people

Over the past year our friends at Enabled by Design have been working with the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) & Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL) to develop a consumer review website for and by disabled & older people called Rate it! They want to launch Rate it! with as many independent living

2018-05-25T09:01:05+00:00News, TFPC|

Ellihome takes on the assisted living market

We are always thrilled to see new entrants to the assistive technology market. I came across ellihome today which has been founded by sisters Olivia Robertson & Clare Cooper. Their vision is to increase the independence and wellbeing of older people by creating beautifully designed, high quality Assisted Living products. Olivia is a registered Occupational Therapist

2018-03-02T16:02:43+00:00News, TFPC|

Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

Do you have an idea that could help change personal mobility forever?  The Toyota Mobility Foundation has contacted us to tell us about the Mobility Unlimited Challenge. The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society. The foundation uses Toyota’s expertise in technology, safety, and the environment

2018-01-15T10:47:37+00:00Featured, News, TFPC|

Lost footage from the original SAGE project from 1970s

I was recently sent this fascinating film about the groundbreaking SAGE project by Ken Dychtwald from Age Wave (who features in the film). Ken explains : "In the very early 1970s, two remarkable women came together in Berkeley California to midwife a grand vision of the future of aging intertwined with the future of mind/body

The Hospice Biographers

One of our Designing for the Future judges, Ruth Rose, told me about an exciting new charity yesterday, the Hospice Biographers. The Hospice Biographers is a nationwide charity that offers terminally ill patients the chance to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio for their relief and pleasure and so that their families will

2017-05-10T12:34:16+00:00News, TFPC|

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

2017-02-08T11:34:19+00:00DFF, DFF-Brighton, TFPC|

Stunning new work from DFF alumnus Jack Durling

Designing for the future alumnus, Brighton-based artist Jack Durling has just unveiled his latest body of work, "Oil Slick, Sea Birds". Having a passion for conservation and the preservation of wildlife, Jack has used clay to highlight and explore the very real problem of the consumption of oil, focusing on how this directly affects sea