Do you use assistive technologies? Do you have ideas about their design? Would you like to know more about 'smart' assistive environments and have a go at re-imagining assisted living? We're bringing together product design students, architecture students, makers and coders with users of assistive technology to try to come up with some innovative prototypes.
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This year's overriding theme is connectedness — from ubiquitous computing to collaborative networks — the future is going to be communicative and all this communication is going to make our world much smarter.
Infrastructure organisations handle and disseminate a lot of information and work with a lot of groups. This can lead to stress for staff, problems with information overload and with communications across the sector. Increasingly, VCOs and non-profits need to work together, explore new models for services and get costs down. At the same time, demand for services is skyrocketing.