DESIGN FOR DISADVANTAGED: The Creative Care from the North

October 10, 2010

bookable event

Design2Change – First Edition
DESIGN FOR DISADVANTAGED: The Creative Care from the North

Speakers: Adam Hagman(SWEDEN), Rune Rex(DENMARK)
Curated and Hosted by Liu Yan (Xindanwei) and Søren Bo Steendahl (Kadaver)
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm, Oct 10, 2010
After Drink: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Xindanwei, 50 Yongjia Rd
Cost: Free of Charge
Language: English

Important Notice:

-This is a reservation only event, seats are limited to the first 40 people who are registered at the event page of Xindanwei website.

-The event will be followed by a network after drink to connect Nordic and Chinese designers and social entrepreneurs and to celebrate the grand opening of Xindanwei new space.

We believe that change happens when we design better, together. Design2Change is a platform to make that collaborative change happen. It is to connect people who want to explore ways that design and technology can positively impact our communities – ways that are thoughtful, informed, creative and responsible. Our mission is to bridge designer and technologist communities with social entrepreneurs by providing an open ground for collaborative innovation.

In the first event of “Design2Change” series, Xindanwei brings to you the robot developer and product designers from Nordic countries who help those with (physical or mental) limitations to express themselves, to make (and keep making) their own choices, stay independent and participate fully in the information society.

This event is realized with the generous support of ROBOT DALEN “The Robot Valley” from Sweden and KADAVER – the project team of THE CREATIVE NORTH. For more innovative and creative examples of the design products and services and the process which plays a significant role in the Nordic welfare system, please visit THE CREATIVE NORTH exhibition in Nordic Lighthouse and attend a special reception on Oct 11, 2010, please confirm your attendance by sending a mail to thecreativenorth@gmail.com or visit www.thecreativenorth.com for more information.

Wait, there is more …

Forthcoming Design2Change Events:

- Better Toilet, Better Life
by Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization(WTO), Oct 24, 2010

- Social Media for Social Change
by Victor D’Allant, Executive Director of Social Edge, a program of Skoll Foundation, Nov 13, 2010

Speakers:
Adam Hagman, Robotdalen “the Robot valley” from Sweden.

Adam is the business developer of Robotdalen’s Health Robotics operations.
 His background is M.Sc. of Mechanical Engineering but in his heart he is an entrepreneur. He has started several companies and helps startups to create successful companies. He is very focused to make sure that robots developed in Robotdalen are made with the user in main focus. He will address how IT plays an important role in the demographic change we see in society, how IT can help address the aging population and what possibilities there are within the future of IT.

Robotdalen is a Swedish robotics initiative enabling commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics and automation. Robotdalen focus mainly on solutions for the industry and health care sector. Research and development projects are implemented by small and medium-sized companies, hospitals, global companies like ABB, Volvo, Atlas Copco and ESAB, and Swedish universities such as Örebro University and Mälardalen University.http://www.robotdalen.se/

Rune Rex (Sometimes Lune Lex) – Industrial Designer and Entrepreneur

Medical Packaging for All that focused on user centered product development in an industry that is close to unchangeable

About Rune Rex:

He described his core competences as high drive/enthusiasm for design, super sonic learning curves, to work in/WITH pink. He studied industrial design, visual design and interactive design in Denmark and has won numerous awards in Denmark and worldwide. He is the cofounder and Industrial Imaginator of project brand MAIK, cofounder and visual designer of Berggreenandersen& Design Studio. More about Rune Rex, please visit: http://runerex.com/


Registrered users for this event:
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(in total 44).

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Rune Rex (sometimes Lune Lex) » Archive » XINDANWEI – DESIGN2CHANGE
October 9, 2010 at 21:26

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1 Dr. Gene Loeb October 13, 2010 at 3:56

I am a college teacher in the United States studying ways of using technology to help elderly live better. I am also interested in how technology used by elderly affects communities. This may include devices used to monitor elderly, or technology such as computers that they use themselves. I know that there was a recent conference on this. I hope that someone in China can communicate with me about technology and elderly.
Thank you.
Gene Aronin, Ph.D.

email: geneloeb@gmail.com
skype id: gene.loeb1
cell phone: 1-224-616-7264

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2 liuyan October 11, 2010 at 8:55

在活动上重点讨论的就是如何利用互联网,计算机技术及好的设计来提供更好的老年福利产品和服务,因为人口老龄化问题就在当前,如何利用设计和技术让老人主动而独立地参与到信息社会和生活中去,应该是未来产业发展的一个重要领域。

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3 liuyan October 10, 2010 at 21:52

Check out this SlideShare Presentation at Design2Change by Rune Rex http://slidesha.re/cqEpa5

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4 xindanwei October 9, 2010 at 19:15

@inja: you just checked in the 为弱势人群而设计: 来自北欧的创意关怀”, we will post separate announcement for Better Toilet, Better Life.

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5 inja October 9, 2010 at 11:17

Did I check in for “Better Toilet Better life”? or this is only for “为弱势人群而设计: 来自北欧的创意关怀”?

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6 xindanwei October 9, 2010 at 10:21

让人看完感动地流泪的设计展:北欧福利设计展,在北欧航标,时间为oct 1-15,10月11号下午两点有酒会可以和设计师面对面 http://www.thecreativenorth.com/zh/about/

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