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Some brief musings on the use of the persona-building process

This is a very brief post I originally wrote for my consultancy Unthinkable's blog ; setting out to recall in brief the experience of delivering our course Creating Great Digital...

The Keeping Connected Business Challenge won’t just just connect the generations, it will connect service co.s and creative business as well.

  On 8 th September, the Technology Strategy Board and the Design Council launched a challenge for businesses and designers to develop innovative services for older consumers. ...

Vision of the Home of the Future, Paul Thomas, Microsoft [video presentation]

Vision of the Home of the Future. Presentation by Paul Thomas at Future Homes on 30th June 2011     This is one of the presentations from Future Homes: Building...

Case Study: The Whitebeck Court Project - Applying the principles of the RIBA Guide to a retro build development. [video & presentation slides]

The Whitebeck Court Project - Applying the principles of the RIBA Guide to a retro build development. Presentation by Robin Lawler, Nothwards Housing & David Stanley, Wates Living Space at...

An Introduction to the BRE Health Assessment Tool Andrew Williams [video & presentation slides]

An Introduction to the BRE Health Assessment Tool.  Presenation by Andrew Williams, BRE at RIBA on 31th June 2011     This is one of the...

The Draper Road Project - Applying the principles of the RIBA Guide to a new build development [video & presentation slides]

The Draper Road Project - Applying the principles of the RIBA Guide to a new build development.  Presentation by Nick Rosewell, Strategic Sheltered & ExtraCare Manager, Bournemouth...

The next stages of DAP activities in Support of Assisted Living, Simon Bramwell [video & presentation slides]

The next stages of DAP activities in Support of Assisted Living. Presentation by Simon Bramwell, Telemedic Systems.   Simon Bramwell - Beyond ALIP1   This is...

An Overview of the DAP ALIP1 Health Hub Project, Kevin Johnson [video & presentation slides]

    This is one of the presentations from Future Homes: Building Better Lifestyles for an Ageing Population.  Future Homes was a event aimed at...

Independent Living - Innovating to improve our lives - Mike Biddle [video & presentation slides]

Independent Living - Innovating to improve our lives. Presentation from Mike Biddle, Innovation Platform Leader, Technology Strategy Board   Mike Biddle - Independent...

Future Homes: The Challenges and Opportunities, Wendy Jackson [video & presentation slides]

Future Homes: The Challenges and Opportunities. Presentaion from Wendy Jackson, Reablement Consultant, Kent County Council   This is one of the presentations from Future...

The BRE RIBA Guide to Assisted Living - Paul Warner and David Maher [video & presentation]

The BRE RIBA Guide to Assisted Living - Towards Lifetime 21 Homes, Paul Warner and David Maher of 3dreid     This is one of the presentations from Future Homes:...

From the Modern Built Environment KTN: A call for innovations in the area of building retrofit

  The MBE KTN is partnering with BRE and the National Refurbishment Centre to deliver Insite11 Rethink Refurbishment at BRE, Watford 4-5 October. INSITE11 will attract over 3000...

DALLAS is the ‘big one’ in assisted living projects. The organisers believe a humanistic, service oriented approach is essential to success.

I was up in Scotland this week, doing the keynote talk at the launch of a major funding initiative that aims encourage innovation to address the needs of older people. Why was the Creative...

Towards lifetime 21, the new RIBA guide to design for assisted living launches June 30th. Come along to find out more and meet potential partners.

  The BRE RIBA Guide provides authoritative advice for architects, other design professionals and many other interest groups on the appropriate design of new and refurbished homes....

The Creative Industries will be invited to play a key role in the next round of the TSB's assisted living program

  The next phase of the TSB's assisted living program will launch at a showcase event in Glasgow, June 7th and 8th. The Creative industries will be invited to play a key role. ...

Got strong views on the mobile health opportunity? Check out the first Think Camp: event, where open innovation meets mobile health. June 3rd, London

The event is organised by the Mobile Collective, a new ‘idea-to-launch’  service for the collaborative development of mobile applications, products & services across many...

SBRI – Independence Matters – a second chance matchmaking event in the South East. 7th March

  For those of you who are interested in the Independence Matters funding call, but haven’t been able to get to London for this week’s event. (see previous blogs). The...

Report from mobile world congress: Tablets tablets everywhere, but any I’d want to read?

  I was in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress. As often happens the big news is probably more what wasn’t there rather than what was.   The main...

SBRI – Independence Matters – meet the partners event Feb 23rd. Register now to guarantee a place

  As I mentioned in my last post, TSB’s and the KTN network have teamed up with the Design Council to make a pot of £600K available for a series of funded projects under...

100% funding to improve the digital media experience for sight impaired users.

  The Small Business Research Initiative has recently announced a funding call titled: Plain sailing: easy, navigable and personalisable access to digital information.  ...
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Detroit in transition - guest blog from Elizabeth Anderson-Kempe

Since the collapse of the U.S. housing bubble, resulting financial crisis, and the onset of...

SBRI – Independence Matters – a second chance matchmaking event in the South East. 7th March

  For those of you who are interested in the Independence Matters funding call, but...