This site reports an open exploration in 2012-13, 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 - reported and summarised on a blog - 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.