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How creativity is transforming what it means to age

Winners of the Health Tech & You Awards 2017

For three years now the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards have celebrated innovations in health tech; technology developments that help us live better and could change the way we think about healthcare. This year’s awards were announced last week, in a ceremony at London’s Design Museum and included apparel that improves the senses and a video game for seniors.

The Big Bold World of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

The latest book from Hall of Femmes focuses on the work of US designer, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. In this extract, she discusses her long career and how the development of ‘supergraphics’ enabled her work on a big, bold Californian scale

Japanese design idea, Paro the seal, meant to comfort the elderly

Japan: designing a society for all

Faced with the challenges of becoming the ‘oldest’ society in the world, Japan has embarked on a mission to adapt universal design principles to its unique culture, a process which has seen unprecedented collaboration among its major brands

What if Amazon did housing?

They help us shop eat, work and travel, but what if tech brands also ran our homes? Would you trade your data for a homelife where your every need was taken care of?

Why mums mean business

If advertising – and the wider creative industry – wants a more diverse workforce, it needs to provide a better path for mothers to return to work after having children. Ali Hanan explains how her Creative Equals Returnships programme is doing just that

New thinking for old challenges

As the populations of developed countries get older, how can the creative industry rise to the challenge? The Design Museum’s NEW OLD exhibition sets out the issues and invited six design groups to create concepts addressing some of the key aspects of improving life as we get older

CR February 2017: the age issue

In the new issue of CR we look at the role of creativity in transforming what it means to be ‘old’ – and why well-designed products and services should be solving problems for every age

Suitable for all ages: why we need age neutral design

“Everyone’s instinct was that if you could find out [people’s] age and gender data, that’s fantastic. But what we learned is: it’s almost useless. [What matters is] not who they are in a superficial sense – like gender, age, or geography. It’s not even what they tell you. It’s what they do.” Todd Yellin, VP […]