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Universal Design principles aim to overcome the marginalization of people with diverse abilities by designing facilities and spaces physically accessible to all. But what can be done to ensure cultural inclusiveness? This research partnership between Penrith City Council and the University of Western Sydney investigated...
This paper reports on a UK-funded research project on designing for people living with advanced dementia using mixed methodology research and evaluation.
Investigates what it means to design for services where the foremost virtue is an ethic of care and when service systems are becoming ever more complex.
This report summarises a people-centred exploration of issues and discussions around death and dying. Over 13 months, this unexplored and neglected area of discovery has been Portable’s frontier of R&D work. We’ve spoken about death and ageing with more than 200 people through dinners, surveys...
The Behavioural Insights Team exists to improve people’s lives and communities. We work in partnership with governments, local authorities, businesses and charities, often using simple changes to tackle major policy problems.
Over the last eight years, the Team has grown...
A publicly accessible report from the 2018 Digital Health Consumer Adoption survey, conducted by Rock Health. The survey consists of 4,000 respondents of US adults aged 18 and over.
This POSTnote introduces robotic technology and the main ways it has been developed for use in social care. It reviews evidence on the impact of robotics on the costs and quality of social care and its workforce, and explores the main ethical, social and regulatory...
This white paper aims to identify how Australia can simultaneously foster innovation and protect human rights through the application of new technologies, in particular, artificial intelligence (AI).
To gain new insights into young adult's self-esteem problems and how we might help support them with interactive technologies, this paper discusses a mixed method user-centred study to discover ways to design digital artefacts to help young adults with low self-esteem feel happier.
This policy brief outlines some of the gender-specific dimensions of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) that universal health coverage (UHC) must address, and presents a number of recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.