Laura Malan: Good Design for an Older Population

Laura’s masters project provides tools for designing for older people based on the latest thinking of experts on ageing. The tools will help designers, carers and health professionals understand the specific needs of older people, and provide better products and services for them.

ALauras we age, it is important that we maintain our independence and well-being despite changes in our capabilities. Services and products, designed well, can help improve our well-being, help us lead more independent lives and connect with loved ones more easily. This is particularly topical now with a global population that is living longer, and ageing rapidly. But key to designing well is understanding the people we are designing for.

Come and hear us talk about our projects on Friday 15th August at the Design for Services Finalé.