Grand Challenge 2: Ageing Society

The UK population is ageing. This resource collection explores how technology will support people to live longer, independent lives and why the needs of an ageing population will create demand for new technologies.

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Human centered design - design kit

This website contains a range of human-centered design methods created by IDEO and shared through their online Design kit. The Design kit provides step by step instructions for each method, supporting students to unleash their creativity and putting people at the center of their design process...
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Sensor Solutions

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to how we see communications developing to help others.The resource is designed so that students will:• Identifying problems for a specific task• Use various methods to research a problem• Explore solutionsThe role of smart...
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Fixperts

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and techology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  This set of resources...
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What is inclusive design?

This lesson resource looks at the topic of inclusive design and how design can be used to solve problems and support all people in society to engage successfully in the world around them. This resource sets the scene for inclusive design, helping students to understand how products must fulfill a need for a...
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