Passion for simplicity and creativity

(Texto em Português depois deste)

This post was originally published at Bodies in Space – Creative Passion Has No Age: A Manifest for Mobility Design by José Baldaia

Passion has no age!

Do things we like it’s not an attitude that corresponds to a particular age group and creativity appears and reappears in all of us.

Create and develop ideas requires passion. It’s no secret that when we do something we love, the result is better and soon our satisfaction increases.

Someone said that “the future is today” and the future of older generations requires minor changes in the workplace or leisure that can change the behavior, encourage interaction, make people share more things and avoid people being isolated.

The wealth of knowledge accumulated over a lifetime of work can not be forgotten and should be tailored to the needs of new generations.

The ability to use old knowledge and translate them into something new with value is inherent to the needs felt by the people and deserves a different way of thinking.

The elderly and those who are walking to be a special target for which our open-minded should drive and for this:

Empathy should be considered a sovereign attitude!

We need observe experiences to understand and develop adaptability.

It is necessary to transfer knowledge using new technologies as facilitators.

It is necessary to understand the culture as an essential frame the meaning of things. Culture is part of a social context.

We need to understand innovation as well as behavior change:

– That will lead to the participation of people targeted in the “prediction “of future (desired future)!

– That does from smile a day -to-day language!

– That will lead to participation in the prototyping of products and services they are intended.

We have seen major technological revolutions aimed at the working population, but the fringes of the elderly populations are growing and have not seen their needs met.

The elderly now represent the result of much research and innovation in the health and welfare and therefore, rests on the continuity of an innovation project. Revolutionize the revolution and create conditions of security and welfare for the elderly. Promote revitalization of older generations.

This “manifesto” clearly leads to reflection on the direction or inclusion in the directions of innovation, a layer of the population with the new requirements. Let us focus on them.

Our focus should be on the philosophy of simplicity, utility and entertainment.

We need to maintain emotional stability of the “new consumer”, who have an advanced age and therefore do not exhibit characteristics similar to motor and mental labor force.

The basis for this work must be innovate by adapting, while simplifying and clarifying the use.

This approach allows not only a significant cost reduction in products or services as it does not alter social behaviors that allow harmony in settlements.

This is also a socially responsible stance.

Technological innovation associated with innovation processes and procedures may apply to elderly populations and not working to reconcile the desirable with younger generations.

The article transcribed below (British Medical Journal) , is about 10 years old. It’s good to remember!

“Developments in technology will also be important. Assistive technology is the umbrella term for any purpose designed device or system that allows people to perform a task they would otherwise be unable to do. Devices of this kind are important as aids to mobility and other daily activities, allowing older people to stay longer in their own homes. It is increasingly possible to extend control of the home environment beyond the familiar television remote control to adjusting heating, opening curtains, switching on power points, opening and locking doors, as well as providing acceptable external monitoring. Adapting the standard paging device to prompt those with failing memory is another attractive possibility, an example of the way in which advances in microelectronics and miniaturisation for consumer goods generally should yield benefits for assistive technology. But markets for assistive technologies tend to be small and fragmented, leading to high prices and underdeveloped design.

The biggest impact of technology on age associated disability may come instead from inclusive design, an approach which aims to extend usability through thoughtful design based on a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of the whole population including older people

For housing, the inclusive design approach points to “lifetime homes,” designed at the outset to be capable of adaptation to meet future needs for instance, having space for wheelchair use, the absence of ground floor steps, an accessible downstairs lavatory, and room for a future stair lift.” 

The guidance was given. Missing what? Will? They are calling for design thinking!

 

A paixão pela criatividade não tem idade!

Fazer as coisas de que gostamos, não é uma atitude que corresponda a um escalão etário e a criatividade surge e ressurge em todos nós.

Criar e desenvolver as ideias requer paixão. Não é nenhum segredo que se nós fizermos algo que amamos, o resultado é melhor e logo a nossa satisfação aumenta.

Alguém disse que “o futuro é já hoje” e o futuro das gerações mais velhas requer pequenas mudanças no ambiente de trabalho ou de lazer que podem mudar o comportamento, incentivar as interacções, fazer com que as pessoas compartilhem mais coisas, e evitem que as pessoas sejam isoladas.

A riqueza de um conhecimento acumulado ao longo de uma vida de trabalho não pode ser esquecida e deve ser adaptada às novas necessidades das várias gerações.

A capacidade de usar os velhos conhecimentos e traduzi-los em algo de novo com valor é inerente às necessidades sentidas pelas pessoas e merece uma forma de pensar diferente.

As pessoas idosas e as que para lá caminham são um alvo especial para o qual a nossa abertura de espírito se deve dirigir e para isso:

A empatia deve ser considerada uma atitude soberana!

Precisamos de observar experiências para compreender e desenvolver adaptabilidade.

É necessário transferir conhecimento utilizando as novas tecnologias como facilitadoras.

É necessário entender a cultura como uma moldura essencial no significado das coisas. A cultura é parte integrante de um contexto social.

Devemos entender inovação também como mudança de comportamentos:

– Que conduzam à participação das pessoas alvo na “previsão” do futuro (futuro desejável)!

– Que façam do sorriso uma linguagem do dia-a-dia!

– Que levem à participação na prototipagem dos produtos e serviços que lhes são destinados.

Temos assistido a grandes revoluções tecnológicas dirigidas à população activa, mas as franjas das populações idosas são cada vez maiores e não têm visto as suas necessidades satisfeitas.

Os idosos representam hoje o resultado de muita investigação e inovação na área da saúde e bem-estar e por isso, recai sobre a inovação a continuidade de um projecto. Revolucionar a revolução e criar condições de bem-estar e segurança para os idosos. Promover a revitalização das gerações com mais idade.

Este manifesto leva à reflexão sobre a direcção ou inclusão nas direcções da inovação, de uma camada da população que apresenta novas necessidades. Centremo-nos neles.

O nosso foco deverá agora incidir na filosofia da simplicidade, usabilidade, utilidade e entretenimento.

Há que manter a estabilidade emocional dos “novos consumidores”, que têm uma idade avançada e, portanto, não apresentam características motoras e mentais semelhantes à população activa.

Para isso a base de trabalho deve ser inovar adaptando, simplificando e clarificando o uso.

Esta atitude permite não só uma significativa redução de custos nos produtos ou serviços como, não altera comportamentos desejáveis que permitem harmonia nos aglomerados populacionais.

Esta é também uma atitude socialmente responsável.

Inovação tecnológica associada a inovação de processos e procedimentos pode permitir às populações idosas e não activas a conciliação desejável com as gerações mais novas.

O artigo abaixo transcrito (British Medical Journal), tem cerca de 10 anos de existência. É bom relembrar!

Developments in technology will also be important. Assistive technology is the umbrella term for any purpose designed device or system that allows people to perform a task they would otherwise be unable to do. Devices of this kind are important as aids to mobility and other daily activities, allowing older people to stay longer in their own homes. It is increasingly possible to extend control of the home environment beyond the familiar television remote control to adjusting heating, opening curtains, switching on power points, opening and locking doors, as well as providing acceptable external monitoring. Adapting the standard paging device to prompt those with failing memory is another attractive possibility, an example of the way in which advances in microelectronics and miniaturisation for consumer goods generally should yield benefits for assistive technology. But markets for assistive technologies tend to be small and fragmented, leading to high prices and underdeveloped design.9

The biggest impact of technology on age associated disability may come instead from inclusive design, an approach which aims to extend usability through thoughtful design based on a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of the whole population including older people

For housing, the inclusive design approach points to “lifetime homes,” designed at the outset to be capable of adaptation to meet future needs for instance, having space for wheelchair use, the absence of ground floor steps, an accessible downstairs lavatory, and room for a future stair lift.

A orientação estava dada. Falta o quê? Vontade? Estão a chamar por pensar design!

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