Since November 2012, I have been part of the CRISP Research team at the Design Academy Eindhoven. I am proud to be a part of the 'Grey but Mobile' project, giving me a chance to work with a new target group, and a diverse team of phD candidates, creative industry, social organisations and mobility companies.
CRISP, or Creative Industry Research Programme is a 4-year national research programme which seeks identify the strategic role of designers within multi-stakeholder projects. One such project is Grey but Mobile whose aim is to offer new mobility product service systems, PSS, that address elderly needs will contribute positively to the physical and social-wellbeing of our ageing society.
In this effort I have designed and facilitated many workshops with elderly people and with project partners. Many of these have been done also in close collaborations with our project partners at the TU Eindhoven. I have also taught together with my colleague Maartje van Gestel a design research course for students at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
My research focus in particular is getting to know the mobility needs and wishes of elderly people, and creating new ways to tell their stories to the professionals that work for them; as well as to design the tools, methods and strategies they can use to leverage their knowledge and skills and find new opportunities.
More information about my project in particular can be found in my book "Moving Stories"
Click to find about the CRISP Research initiative, and the Grey but Mobile project.
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