Archive for March, 2012

March 4, 2012

Life 2.0 supporting elderly people’s independent life


The Life 2.0 project is a EU funded project that aims at supporting elderly people’s independent life through a platform of geographical positioning and social networking services. The project started in November 2010 and is now starting a pilot phase in which such applications will be tested in 4 pilot locations in Denmark, Italy, Spain and Finland.

The project is also involving elderly people in training centers (such as Kastanjegaarden in Aalborg, Denmark) community centers (such as  Agora in Barcelona) and local library (as in Joensuu, Finland and Milano, Italy).

In this blog I extracted a synthesis of the first results of the ethnographic analysis, the scenarios and the use cases the full deliverables and more information about the project are available at www.life2project.eu.

 

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March 4, 2012

A new service design master is starting!!!

A new Service Design Master is starting in Copenhagen in September 2012.

The professional profile of a service designer has so far been discussed in conferences and research projects, but so far no design education had offered a master program on this. Aalborg University is now proposing a master that will mix creative/design competences, together with IT and organisational/management skills. The master is open to international students and will be based on the work of researchers and professional practitioners working in relevant areas for service design, such as Industrial Design, IT and media communication, interaction design, experience design, user-driven innovation and strategic design.

More information about the master at www.servicedesigners.dk