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Under the impacts of COVID-19, how have social innovators of all ages re-imagined spaces, technologies, and services for age-inclusive communities? Explore with us through expert sharing and a design thinking workshop.

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Thematic Session 2

Placemaking Digital Divide Design Thinking Workshop Everyone is An Innovator

Thematic Session 2

Digital Divide and Age Inclusiveness

Date : 28 Oct 2022 (Friday)
Time : 14:30-17:00
Format : Online
Language : Mandarin
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With COVID being an obstacle to physical interactions, the ways we work, consume, and communicate have also had to change – software, devices, and cloud services, have increasingly become normalized alternatives to face-to-face conversations. As we adjust and adapt to this normalcy, those who are less digitally literate, including many older adults, have been forced to play catch up. How might different stakeholders play a role in improving digital literacy during this shift? How might we facilitate age inclusiveness in this mediated society?


Time Topic
14:30 - 14:40 Welcome Remarks
14:40 - 14:55 Speaker 1:
Dr Shiyu LU
Senior researcher, Tencent Research Institute

Topic: The Needs, Scenarios and Minds of the Elderly in the Digital Age
14:55 - 15:10 Speaker 2:
Ms Sara CHEN
Accessibility Research Specialist,Accessibility Research Association / ARA

Topic: The Adaptability of the Ageing Group to Digital Life - A Case Study on Digitalization of Finance on Pension
15:10 - 15:25 Speaker 3:
Ms Debby CHENG
Project Manager I / Social , Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: Closing the Digital Divide For the Elderly, With the Elderly, By the Elderly
15:25 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 15:45 Speaker 4:
Mr CHAN Kam Fai
Instructor (Social Design), School of Design, PolyU

Topic: Exploring the Online Participatory Design Process under COVID-19: Designing Healthcare Service with the Grassroots Elderly
15:45 – 16:30 Panel Discussion:
Prof. ZHOU Runan
Associate Professor, School of Communication and Design, Sun Yat-sen University Director, Guangzhou Social Innovation Center




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