Project reporting stage

by admin on 29/07/2013

The research phase of the Design for Ageing Well project has come to an end, and the project team are now in the reporting phase. This is an important element of the project which summaries the academic research and practical industry focussed outputs of the project. The report is intended to demonstrate the project success [...]

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The research phase of the Design for Ageing Well project has come to an end, and the project team are now in the reporting phase. This is an important element of the project which summaries the academic research and practical industry focussed outputs of the project. The report is intended to demonstrate the project success factors and impact to the funders and industry collaborators.

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Impact Output 1: Co-Design Methodology new to Clothing Design

July 2, 2013

Co-design process has: Promoted design-led, cross-disciplinary strategies, embracing researchers, industry stakeholders, & users, in creating shared understanding to address the real needs of the Active Ageing. Enabled users to express their needs & to learn of new product propositions that, in turn, has allowed researchers to better understand user-needs, aspirations, & limitations, in terms of [...]

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Impact Output 2: ISPO HealthStyle Exhibition

July 1, 2013

ISPO HealthStyle Exhibition. 3rd – 6th February 2013 ISPO, Munich, the leading annual international sports trade fair, initiated their Healthstyle exhibition (2013) with a focus on product innovations that demonstrate the fusion between sports activity and health with particular reference to new consumer groups. The DfAW collaborative network was invited to exhibit their proof-of-concept functional [...]

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Images from ISPO 2013

February 13, 2013

A Selection of photographs of the stand at ISPO 3013. The images show Dave and Jane setting up the stand, then a series of close ups of some of the garment prototypes, close ups of the embedded wearable technology and shots of the labelling and information tags that we added to the garments to explain [...]

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A great first morning at ISPO 2013

February 3, 2013

We had a great first morning  at ISPO 2013. The stand  had a range of interesting international visitors who were really keen to see what we have been doing in the Design for Ageing Well project. Dave spent most of his time discussing and demonstrating the functionality of the wearable technology with some of the [...]

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Reporting live from ISPO 2013

February 3, 2013

Jane McCann, Dave Taylor and Chris Lewis are currently in Munich at ISPO 2013. We are displaying the collection of concept prototype garments from the Design For Ageing Well research project. The garments include technology enabled skin layers, mid layers and outer shells. The range uses embedded fabric sensors connected to the shimmer device to [...]

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Setting up at ISPO 2013

February 2, 2013

The team from Design for Ageing Well arrived in Munich on friday 1st Feb 2013 ready to set up the booth for ISPO 2013. Dave and Jane spent most of Saturday organising the stand, setting up the “dummies” and dressing them ready for opening day on Saturday. The pics below show us setting up…

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