Paul Chamberlain will be presenting the work of the Lab4Living team on the NESTORE project alongside the 16 European project partners at an online event on the 27th February to mark the end of the project.
Designers, developers, users, public authorities and businesses will come together at the final event to explore the lessons learnt in more than three years of activity on project called NESTORE (Novel Empowering Solutions and Technology for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities). They will exchange the knowledge built in relation to co-design, technology and user experience.
Paul Chamberlain, Claire Craig and Nick Dulake have been involved in the three year project, funded through the EU H2020 programme. Chamberlain et al. have been responsible for leading the co-design that has informed the development of an extensive system that supports health and wellbeing through the four domains of physical, nutritional, cognitive and social.
The L4L team has engaged over 200 participants in co-design activities in the UK, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, and worked in close collaboration with technical partners in Switzerland.
The project has faced challenges engaging with older communities through recent restrictions imposed by COVID but recent events have highlighted the importance of role of technology in supporting wellbeing.
The outcomes of the project presents creative methods for co-design and highlight the value of engaging users in the process. Useful insights have emerged for the development of future systems.