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Age-friendly communities are shaped by all, and so are the thematic sessions of SIRF 2021. Explore how social innovators from all walks of life are challenging us to think differently about ageing through alternative technologies, service models, public policies and more. Featuring a carnival, a workshop, and speaker sharing, we invite everyone to engage in the conversation in these sessions.

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Thematic Session 2

Carnival Workshop Sharing (Mainland) Sharing (Regional)

Thematic Session 2

Design Thinking for Age-friendly Communities

Date : 28 Oct 2021 (Thursday)
Time : 14:00-17:00
Venue : Cental Market
Format : Offline + Online
Language : Cantonese
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Bringing together a wide range of stakeholders through design thinking and co-creation is an effective way of translating a shared vision for an age-friendly community into reality. In this thematic session, experts will share their experiences of utilising participatory design in developing age-friendly innovations. Practise the fundamentals of design thinking through a workshop facilitated by JCDISI’s experienced Design Education Team.

Event details may change subject to the latest COVID-19 measures.

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Time Topic
14:00 - 14:10 Welcome Remarks
Part 1
14:10 - 14:30 Speaker 1:
Mr Byran Lai
Centre Supervisor, The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council

Topic: Let dreams fly—Finland Tour
14:30 - 14:50 Speaker 2:
Ms Debby CHENG
Project Manager I / Social , Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: Co-creating with Stakeholders in Pursuing Age-friendly Community: Case Studies
14:50 - 15:10 Speaker 3:
Ms Keilee MOK
Senior Manager, Community Engagement, CUHK Medical Centre

Topic: Applications of Age-friendly design & Design Thinking in CUHK Medical Centre
15:10 - 15:20 Break
Part 2
15:20 - 17:00 Design Thinking Workshop
by Education Design Team, JCDISI
(Offline attendance at the workshop is now full.)

Special Guest:
Dr Brian Lee
Associate Professor, PolyU School of Design

The workshop will be livestreamed so online audiences can listen to expert teaching and live discussions, while interacting with our facilitators through basic online tools. On-site observation is also welcome.



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