The 6th Smart Health Community of Practice (CoP) Forum: Innovation in Design for Healthy Ageing through Cross-Cultural, Multi-Disciplinary Workshops

The populations of Australia and many other countries in the Asia Pacific region are ageing. In Singapore, it is estimated that the 440,000 people currently over the age of 65 will double to 900,000 by 2030. In Australia, the number of people over 65 years will rise to 9.6 million by 2064. In China, 123 million people, or 9 percent of the population, are over 65 with estimates that China will have the largest aged population in the world by 2030. The impact of the ageing populations in Australia, China and Singapore will be profound and represents a ‘golden opportunity’ for designers, planners and health care professionals to better meet the needs and harness the capacity of our ageing populations. 

This talk will discuss the process of structuring multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural workshops that aim to generate new ideas and concepts around the issues associated with “healthy ageing” such as dealing with new technologies, creating digital spaces and smart-environments for the ageing population.

An Smart Health Community of Practice (CoP) Forum

The Smart Health Community of Practice (CoP) is composed of professionals from across the medical, health and wellbeing ecosystem united by their interest in exploring how technology, data, innovation and empathic design can help people experience better health and care. The Community of Practice is formed with the objective of supporting the adoption of technology in innovative and integrated platforms across the health and wellbeing landscape, through peer-to-peer sharing, learning, and the promotion of collaboration across organisational and industry boundaries, through a vibrant network of practitioners. The Smart Health CoP is open to anyone with an interest in transforming the way we will experience health in the future.

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Who Should Attend

Those working in healthcare, social care, or other organisations with an interest in using innovation and design to tackle challenges associated with supporting healthy living. 

Date / Time / Venue
  • 22 August 2017,Tuesday
  • 7.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Institute of Systems Science
    25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
    Singapore 119615
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on Monday, 21 August 2017 

Forum Agenda

6.30 pm Registration
7.00 pm Welcome Address
By Mrs. Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre
7.05 pm Innovation in Design for Healthy Ageing through Cross-Cultural, Multi-Disciplinary Workshops
By Dr. Lisa Scharoun, Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Founder, Cross-Cultural Design Lab, University of Canberra       
7.50pm Discussion
8.30 pm Refreshment & Networking

Speakers

Lisa



Dr. Lisa Scharoun
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Founder, Cross-Cultural Design Lab
Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra

Dr. Lisa Scharoun (Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Media Arts and Convener of the Design programme) founded the Cross-Cultural Design Lab at the University of Canberra in 2015 with her colleague Dr. Fanke Peng (Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Media Arts and Convener of the Fashion programme). The cross-cultural design lab was created because they believe that cross-cultural interactions are a more powerful way forward in interpreting behaviours and creating new solutions for world problems. 



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