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Service Design Consultant
Stanford - Student Housing Sustainability and Conservation
"Find beauty everywhere in life"
Design is well positioned to make positive changes in our world. Let's use co-design to empower the end user to become co-producers, collaborate with experts pioneering existing solutions, and engage every stakeholder in the system our problem resides in. The best solutions identify opportunities to generate massive change with little input - just a push in the right direction.
I'm passionate about meeting people from all walks of life and have done projects for diverse clients ranging from France's largest energy company to refugees, inner-city urban farms, African villages, and Native American Tribes.
I'm always looking for more work! Check out my website at: http://www.designwithnotfor.com/
Contrary to popular perception seniors are not helpless. Numerous groups have formed around activities which benefit themselves and society.
Rather than imposing a solution on seniors, why not empower them to organically form more groups?
I second that real-life in-person interaction is very important!
Kenny, I love the overall idea, and think that it could have widespread applications! I was wondering if you had considered the idea of this "adopted grandparent" serving as a mentor to youth with parents who are often not present?
Some of my close friends were raised by aunts, uncles, and outside mentors because one or both parents weren't around while growing up... having an extra "foster grandparent" to join their support network could be amazing.