Co-designing connectivity

Run time: 12:30 – 14:00, 15:00 – 16:30

Disabled people, particularly those with a learning disability, are often at risk of social isolation and subsequent poor mental health. This was particularly illustrated during the COVID-19 pandemic where research showed they were more affected than others.

One way of supporting those who experience social isolation is to connect them with people digitally, but sometimes this tech can be difficult to use. Often, this is because those developing the technology have a different lived experience to those using it.

However, Gosia Kwiatkowska from the University of East London and her team at Rix Media, together with MultiMe Ltd., are developing digital tools that place those with learning disabilities at the centre of the design process.

Designing digital tools that are useful and appropriate and keeping them socially connected. Come along and have a play. Bring along your own  device if you want to download the software for yourself. 
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14 September 2024 - 12:30
Stratford Library