HOLIS - 60+ Design
Demographic trends play a definitive role in economic and social development all over the world. The aging of society and the decreasing number of births have been Europe’s biggest challenges for decades now. By 2060, 30% of the European population will be over 65, meaning that while today, there are four working younger people to each older one, in 2060, there will only be two. Besides the sustainability of economic and social services, this process has a fundamental impact on everyday life as well.
Designers, engineers, sociologists, psychologists and economists worked together in a team to research problems that directly affect seniors in their everyday lives. The teams developed three different concepts which are designing an environment with services that support senior citizens in remaining active and that offer them opportunities to participate actively in the economy and in society itself. HOLIS is putting the theory of Human Centered Design into reality.