MyFutures wins the Hans Sauer Award Special Price

MyFutures Team in Munich

During the Social Elevation Days in Munich, MyFutures received one of the awards for the best Social Labs in Europe. After three days of co-creation with all finalists of the Hans Sauer Award 2018, the winners of this year’s award were selected on 11 March by both a public and a jury voting. “The jury decided to give a special price to this project as it combines innovative methods with lab-like working styles in an area that is crucial to the ageing societies not only in Europe.”

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Experts en ontwerpers creëren samen sociale innovaties op het MyFutures Symposium 2018

In februari hebben we in zes workshops met belanghebbenden en experts voortgebouwd op de inzichten van MyFutures. Hier zijn behalve leuke eindfilmpjes per workshop allerlei/interessante ideeën en connecties uit voortgekomen, waar we momenteel serieuze vervolgstappen voor aan het zetten zijn. Zo zijn we met ontwerpbureau’s opdrachten aan het formuleren om samen met een aantal partijen (o.a. Mezzo, Haaglanden, KoDiezijn, gemeente Rotterdam, ING, Vivent, Zuidzorg) concrete vervolgstappen te zetten, waarin de inzichten daadwerkelijk worden toegepast. Twee van deze opdrachten zijn al gestart!

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MyFutures Symposium 2018 provided strategies in designing for personal futures

Over sixty professionals, experts, policymakers and designers joined the MyFutures Symposium on the 5th of February 2018. The day kicked-off with a lecture on Barriers & Strategies when thinking about the needs of our future selves. Fully inspired, the participants went to work in six different workshops to design social innovations for care planning, future housing and family conversations. Result of the workshops will follow soon!

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MyFutures Symposium 2018: Samen Sociale Innovaties Ontwerpen

In onze maatschappij moeten burgers meer en meer hun eigen oude dag zelf regelen. Maar je eigen toekomst plannen doen mensen niet graag. Terwijl gemeentes en dienstverleners juist graag willen dat mensen meer anticiperen op hun toekomstige situaties, zodat zij hen ook beter van dienst kunnen zijn.

In het project MyFutures hebben we onderzocht hoe we mensen beter kunnen ondersteunen bij het denken, bespreken en inrichten van hun latere leven (zoals langer thuis wonen, verhuizen naar gepaste woning of zorg regelen). Zo hebben we nieuwe gesprekken ontworpen voor specifieke momenten om te kijken hoe de toekomst meer bespreekbaar is, en dus beter samen op te anticiperen is. De resultaten zijn een aantal inzichten om de gesprekken zo te voeren dat ze aansluiten bij de werkelijke behoeftes van mensen.

Op 5 februari delen we deze leerlessen in een lezing en gaan vervolgens met specifieke casussen aan de slag om concrete toepassingen te ontwerpen met als uitgangspunt de behoeftes van de eindgebruikers.

Klik hier voor meer informatie over het symposium.

Fourth MyFutures Partner Meeting in Eindhoven

Fourth MyFutures Partner Meeting in Eindhoven

Last Tuesday, September 26th, was the fourth (out of six) MyFutures Partner Meeting. We started the afternoon with the presentation of the results and progress of each of the three cases. That led to three short but substantive discussions. The main part of the program was a workshop with the theme Probing the Future. Having learned the basic principles of futuring as skill. This workshop was provided by “friends of MyFutures”: Summ()n.

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Student projects in the Fall started

Student project in the course Contextmapping Skills
This September, several student projects at Industrial Design Engineering are tieing into the MyFutures theme. In the course DeepDive (TU Delft), twenty students study theory on cognitive biases, the reasons why people have difficulty in making decisions, thinking ahead, and seeing opportunities. Apart from discussing the literature, they look for concrete applications in design, especially how to make decision tools more supportive.
In the course Contextmapping Skills (TU Delft), some thirty students will conduct contextmapping studies for societal partners, finding out how people go about making choices and plans in specific situations such as buying a house, taking on financial services, and arranging informal care. Next to these group projects, several individual research and design projects have started. All these are expected to bring results by the end of this year.

MyFutures booklet: opening edition

 

MyFutures: Opening Edition

In the MyFutures project, we study how individuals can deal with this challenge: how to face the need to arrange things, and start discussing it with others. And how local government and care organisations can provide better services. After half a year, we presented first findings in a symposium, and in this booklet.

With rising life expectancies and retreating government, citizens have more to arrange for their old age situations. But planning for the future, and discussing this with your family, friends, neighbours, and local organisations isn’t easy. 

Interested in the whole story? Download the booklet here!

Sleeswijk Visser, F, & Ernst, E. (Eds, 2017) MyFutures: the future is plural.StudioLab Press.