This article addresses the role of social innovation in ageing communities. Two cases are considered, namely the Life 2.0 project that focuses on generating information and communication technology services for ageing individuals and groups across Europe, while the second case is a project that was conducted with the BoAi aged care facility in China in which food services were (re)designed through insights stemming from the community. A comparative analysis will investigate how ageing communities collaboratively work with stakeholders, including designers and other professionals, to develop new services with the elderly. The comparative analysis presents insights into the role of ageing communities in service design processes and their roles as co-creators in new futures.
Field of science
- Visual arts and design