Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A mindmap of my EQs!

This mind map shows the noted problems that the elderly faces in most common situation. On the follow-up, I shall explain the product prototype and link it to my decided focus in this challenge. Alright, I better go consider my ideas. Bye 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Elderly Challenge Process

After brainstorming on some of the possible problems that the elderly may face, I have decided to first work on one that many of them face. After a quick survey and observation, I found that much of society, especially youngsters, think that the elderly are useless due to their 'weaknesses'. Due to their age, the elderly have grown weaker both physically and mentally, thus, the youngsters usually try to avoid them. This makes the elderly lonely and have not much of a purpose. Therefore, I find that the best way to change that perception is to get the elderly to engage more and show that they are more then meets the eye. I could house activities to have more interaction and come up with ideas to make things easier for the elderly, and who knows? It might even benefit the rest of society.

How can I get the elderly to engage more?