This site reports an open exploration, on behalf of the Nominet Trust, into how we can use digital technology later in life, and also some ideas that flowed from that. During the exploration - summarised here - we gathered ideas and resources on an open document and ideas platform, ran a workshop, and wrote a series of blog posts. The output from the main exploration, from October 2012 to March 2013, was a set of themes and provocations, with back-up references. The team was David Wilcox, Drew Mackie, Steve Dale and John Popham - with many contributions from others during the open process. Thanks everyone.
\ Nominet Trust have now announced details of the new funding opportunities developed from this exploration, with a focus on one of our underlying themes - life transitions
Below are the headline themes and provocations from the report - more detail here.
Our exploration into digital technology in later life was mainly focused on the individual, and those who could help in using technology. Shirley Ayres developed a complementary report about online innovation and how it can enhance care services - something about which she reports and consults on extensively. Links to Shirley’s research here.
David Wilcox, Tony Watts and Bryan Manning developed Ten pillars of wisdom: a manifesto for a better later life based on the initial research, and ideas from a SW Seniors Assembly in Bristol on May 28 2013.