RACING TO THE FUTURE

Homes are important – its where you spend the a lot of time. The space where is most comfortable and important, feel safe. The the time spent increases as you age. The space that you share with loved one, families, children, partners.

LIFEMARK IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

2013

1% are in wheelchairs

24% of New Zealanders were identified as disabled

4% report a physical disability

360,000 ACC CLAIMS DUE TO FALLS IN THE HOME ($435 MILLION) IN 2016

This is an expensive cost for an accident that could ultimately be avoided, or at least cut.

2015

31% obese (15+ years)

(another 35% overweight)

61,000 children born

By 2030 21% over the age of 65%

Our population is changing. More people are becoming 65+, NZ is become more even in all ages, therefore things and homes need to be designed for all ages.

We have an ageing population. SLIDESHOW

WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE TO BE OLD? WHAT IS OLD? HOW DOES IT AFECT LIFE? DOES IT MAKE LIFE EASY OR WORTH LIVING? HOW OLD IS TOO OLD?

VISION LOSS – THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VISION IMPAIRMENT. DIFFERENT LEVELS OF VISION LOSS AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO SOLVE AND HELP.

Some can be fixed some cant not be. Design of the surroundings (lighting) can help the vision with having a medical procedure.

BRAIN BASED

Dementia – Familiarity of design

As you age, some parts of the brain stop working or slow down. familiarity is important due to it being more of the primary instinct, instead of knowing whether to try and attempt basic things (going to the toilet, looking for things, use of the room)

design contiguously, ideally products should accommodate a range of people with a range of conditions. Trying imagine what their lives are like, what issues they encounter  day to day and how they approach it. Giving an insight to what can be designed and done to help resolve these issues.

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