Games have a proven ability to deeply engage people in an activity while they are acquiring other abilities. This might involve learning how to fly a fighter jet in a simulation or manage a busy restaurant. For the elderly, games can be an entertaining way to boost abilities. For example, Brain Training is a game that keeps you mentally alert. What games can we find that maintain or develop abilities in older people through acts of play.
What would might games for the elderly look like? How could gaming bring family members across generations together? Could we find moments in the day where gaming might serve as an engaging distraction?
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Brendan Dawes, Maker, Brendan Dawes
Nadine Stares, BD, IDEO
Wyn Griffiths, Product Design Programme Leader, Middlesex University
Andreas Koller, Student, Royal College of Art
Miranda Schnitger, Fundraiser, Sadler’s Wells