Master in Product Design
EMPOWER ELDERLY: REDEFINING KITCHEN TOOLS FOR AN AGE-FRIENDLY WORLDAPPLY NOW
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 19th, 2024
COURSE START: September 10th or November 12th, 2024
• Scholarships covering from 6.000€ to 9.000€ of the total tuition fee both for the Academic Master's Programme and the Double Award Master's Programme.
Certain global societies confront significant aging populations, a result of extended life expectancies and reduced birth rates.
This demographic transition gives rise to both challenges and prospects in healthcare, economics, and societal frameworks, underscoring the need for innovations in elderly support, healthcare provisions, and the creation of products suitable for an aging demographic.
Cooking skills and good dietary habits in old age are crucial for maintaining independence, nutrition, and a sense of purpose. It enables healthier choices and social engagement, promoting overall well-being.
We challenge you to design a range of kitchen tools dedicated to enhancing the culinary experiences of elderly individuals.
Your mission is to create products that facilitate cooking, serving, and improve overall quality of life, integrating new technologies.
User-Centered Design: Conduct thorough research on the behaviors and ergonomics of elderly users. Develop products that address their specific needs, considering mobility, cognitive abilities, and interaction with technology.
Sustainability: Embrace eco-consciousness. Your designs should minimize environmental impact through materials, production processes, and product lifecycle.
Design for All: Promote inclusivity by ensuring that your kitchen tools are user-friendly for people of all ages and abilities. Encourage independence, self-sufficiency and connection with the society.
Innovation: Push the boundaries of traditional kitchen tool design. Leverage cutting-edge materials and technologies to create solutions that blend functionality, innovative user scenarios with aesthetics.
New Materials: Explore novel materials that contribute to the user experience, taking into account comfort, ease of cleaning, and overall product performance.
Your designs should be more than just tools; they should be companions, enriching the lives of elderly individuals, fostering connection and promoting a sustainable, age-friendly future.APPLY NOW When you submit your project you will receive an immediate confirmation email that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at: email@example.com