In 2015 HOLIS was organised again by Design Terminal and was focusing on the issues and opportunities inherent in ageing, with the support of international experts and team leaders. The aim was to give long term solutions to keeping senior citizens economically and socially active with the help of design. Topics like employment, mobility, living conditions, use of design and use of social amenities and public services were investigated. The target territory of the study was the Ajka and Herend area in Hungary, where we explored both location-specific and more general implications of the topic in cooperation with local administration and nonprofit organizations, as well as local creative industry businesses, the Herend Porcelain Factory and Ajka Crystal.
Ingrid is a connector, conceptor, communicator with a focus on co/design for people and planet. Over the years she has initiated projects for the use of design as the driver for social innovation, economic growth and sustainable development. She has extensive experience in cross-sectorial partnerships between public authorities, industries, businesses and designers – and let’s not forget the users - with a focus on new methodologies to co-design. She is an ambassador for Design for Europe and freelance international projects manager for Dutch Design Week. Previously, she worked on European projects like PROUD Europe on co-design for social and economic innovation. At this moment she co-create with several European partners in Food Heroes innovative solutions beating food waste and loss at the start of the chain.
Tibor studied industrial design at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. During that time he gained practical experiences at Beijing product innovation company PER, car design studio at Škoda - Mlada Boleslav, involved as well in multidisciplinary team in Odense, Integrated design programme. He has worked for three years in Branding and Retail Design consultancy 3070 Inc. based in Bratislava. His particular focus was to bring innovation and modular thinking for small POS products and shop interiors where cost / speed development ratio is critical for product success. Graphic design for different promotional stands and comlementary POS products have been also a part of his responsibilities. Company´s clients have been mostly producers of consumer electronics such as Samsung, Bosch-Siemens, Electrolux, AEG, Haier and so on. These days Tibor is enrolled as a PhD student for product design programme in Bratislava. He teaches basic design course for first-year students and he elaborates his thesis topic focused on the application of bio-technology in design.
Iria's passion is using the power of design processes to transform people's lives. After studying psychology Iria started her career in 2001 working as user researcher / ethnographer (exploring people’s needs in their context of use) working in several private companies in Barcelona. In 2005 she learned how to integrate user/cultural research with design and business processes. For the past 10 years she has been running innovation projects through a creative, multidisciplinary and emphatic approach, that combine the sensitivity of a social scientist, the creativity of a designer and the rationality of a business mind. Her most recent experiences have been in London with UK Design Council (2013,-2015) and in South-east Asia with IDE (2011-2013).
Samu is an architect and urbanist. His areas of specialty are the overlaps of technology, creative industries and the built environment, the media history of architecture and innovation in the design practice. As a consultant and strategist he has organized and curated several programs, events and research projects. He is a regular speaker and course leader at universities internationally. He is a founding member of KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, adviser of Design Terminal and lead expert at Lechner Nonprofit Ltd where he works on coordinating Hungarian smart city programs.
A report was developed presenting the leading thinkers of the theme and the projects of HOLIS teams among a remarkable case study collection of design projects focused on challenges of ageing.
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