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London College of Communication

Elephant and Castle

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SE1 6SB

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If you are interested to learn more about the service design methodology and are passionate about making a difference for improving the life of the ageing population you can now register to take part in the Design Sprint.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Design Council

What is it? The Design Sprint ‘The Ageing Challenge’

The ‘Design Sprint’ is a 10 days intense design work to develop and test a service design to respond to one of the challenges of the an ageing population.

You will be working in parallel multidisciplinary teams through all phases of the Service Design Process (Discover, Define, Design and Deliver), to research needs and develop ideas to improve the living conditions of the ageing population.

The work of the Design Sprint will be happening and documented live during the London Design Festival week at LCC.

The challenge

‘The UK is undergoing a demographic shift that will have far-reaching consequences for society, the economy and public service provision. For the first time, Britain’s over 65s outnumber people under the age of 16.

The implications for an ageing society affect all of us, across generations and will touch every part of our lives, presenting challenges for individuals, families, communities, employers, service providers and government. Responding to the needs of people in later life is one of society’s most crucial and growing issues.

We need to think in a radically different way, using the lived experience of people in later life, collaboration and community engagement to better understand their needs and wants for an improved later life.’

You can read more about Transform Ageing on the Design Council website here: https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/social-innovation/transform-ageing

Who can take part?

We are looking for up to 30 people who will be working in multi-disciplinary teams, led and facilitated by the MA Service Design and in collaboration with the Design Council.

You don't need to have previuos experience of working with Service design methods, or working in the field of service for the ageing population.

If you decide to take part, you will have to ensure your presence from Thursday 12th September (afternoon) - to Friday 20th September. Those who would like to participate in the documenting and reporting part will be also required to take part from 20th September to 22nd September.

For the days of the Sprint, we will expect your presence at LCC everyday from 10am - to 5pm. More details will be communicated via email to those who will register.

Deadline: the registration will work on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so please do not hesitate to register if you are interested and can ensure your participation for the 10 days of the Design Sprint.

Key Dates:

  • Launch of the Design Sprint - 12th September
  • Design Sprint - from 13th September to 20th September
  • Final reporting: 21st and 22nd September


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Elephant and Castle

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