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Interior Architect, Metadesigner
I like to use design as a tool to solve problems, to create experiences, to improve quality of life, and to add meaning and value to the lives of my users. This is why I positioned myself on the threshold where people interact with their environments as an interior architect. I also qualified as a metadesigner so that I am better able to produce design outcomes that make a real, lasting difference socially and/or environmentally. Metadesign focuses on strategic and critical thinking, an intensive research process, and iterative ideation.
Hi Naureen C , thank you! Yes, there has been commonalities. Here are two: The first is that the participants were really interested in the 'why' e.g. why is clutter a problem, and when is it a problem. I realised that participants actually preferred to have more information (which enables them to learn more around the areas that are interesting/applicable to them personally and skip the rest) rather than too little information. The second was that they were eager to contribute, leading me to think that leaving space for comments/notes will enable users to contribute to the knowledge base around falling (as typically they have valuable insights based on personal experience).
I would say my idea is Most Promising, as it is not quite ready for market yet, but has the potential to have a great impact on the lives of older adults. Moreover, this idea can be scaled into different avenues ensuring that older adults 'live their best possible life'. The award will be helpful to me as it would enable me to drive this idea further, ensuring that the final product is appropriate and empathetic to its audience/users.
Hi Bettina, thank you very very much for taking the time to get me some feedback! I found your comment on Dropbox, and am in the process of incorporating it into my post as we speak. Great question about doctors in the US! I have no idea how it works there. It will definitely be something to explore as the idea develops. An alternative might be to have someone from AARP to follow up. Also, great idea about having the guide as a perk when people join the AARP! Thank you!