Note: The event is free but as we have a number of seats, we are asking you to pay a deposit to book your seat. After your attendance to the Design Jam, the payment will be refunded to you.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year and by 2020 there will 29 million falls reported in those 65 and older. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.
However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. This is why AARP Services, Inc. and UnitedHealthCare are sponsoring a challenge on OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform for social innovation run by IDEO, the innovation and design consultancy. Participants will be invited to collaboratively develop tools, environments and campaigns that support people in living mobile, healthy and empowered lives. Everyone has a stake in imagining innovative ways to help prevent millions of injuries from falls each year across the world.
We are excited to invite you for a one-day design jam where you would be invited to generate innovative solutions to this complex and important social challenge using the Human Centered-Design Process (a.k.a. Design Thinking). This is a great opportunity to learn and / or hone your design thinking skills while collaboratively develop solutions addressing the issue of mobility and aging. Teams will develop inspirational ideas and light prototypes that they can post on the OpenIDEO platform and take them to the next level with OpenIDEO community's feedback. Moreover, two teams will be awarded up to $500 each as prototyping money to advance their idea.
Our facilitating team will include Anne-Laure Fayard, Associate Professor, Technology Management and Innovation, NYU Tandon, Joanna Spoth, Challenge Manager, OpenIDEO at IDEO, and two professional mentors.
Please join us for this Design Jam from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM at NYU Tandon MakerSpace.
Breakfast, lunch and coffee break will be provided. (Breakfast will be served from 9:00 AM.)
If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinator, Adhish Patel: email@example.com
Note: The event is free but as we have a number of seats, we are asking you to pay a deposit to book your seat. After your attendance to the Design Jam, the payment will be refunded to you. The Payment will not be refunded if you are unable to attend the event.
Acknowledgement: This event is organized by the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU Tandon with the support of a VentureWell grant.