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.
As people get older, they go through cycles of adjustments to their abilities, their home and their attitude. As the physicial restrictions of elderly increase, they adjust their home, behaviour and attitude towards life. Elderly need people around them to deal with their new situation.
35 Msc Design students will be writing an academic paper on a topic that links to MyFutures. They will address questions like: How can we support everyday people at thinking about their futures?, How do we make contextmapping techniques DIY? and What are the barriers and prejudices people experience when thinking about their own old age?
By the end of december they will be handing in their papers.