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This is an index of content by David Wilcox and colleagues on several sites contributing to explorations around age, health and wellbeing, and digital technology 2012-2015:

Living Well in the Digital Age - with the Digital Inclusion Group of Age Action Alliance 2015 - ongoing.

  • Blog posts below

Ageing Better Innovation - earlier phase of the exploration with DIG 2014 - 2015

Digital technology and later life - DTlater - exploration in 2012-13 for the Nominet Trust

Blog posts on and

Do we need Operating Systems for Living Well in the Digital Age - or a more human worldview? Summary: the new Open Policy Making toolkit from Cabinet Office helps me join up the idea of a new operating model for government with an operating system for local labs for Living Well in the Digital Age. Together they could support the emerging Grey Cells model for digital service development and citizen online engagement. However, doubts emerge about the analogy. 04/04/2015 on Mediablends

Living Well workshop report Report on workshop held with the Digital Inclusion Group and Department for Communities and Local Government March 27 2015 on Mediablends

Next steps in our Living Well exploration Briefing for workshop held with the Digital Inclusion Group and Department for Communities and Local Government March 27 2015 on Mediablends

Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation A couple of posts on the Open Policy Making blog provide insights into how digital technologies, network thinking, and new ways for government to operate may change the way we receive services, engage as citizens – and maybe develop our own community-level innovations. 17/03/2015 on Socialreporter

How online health care and digital inclusion programmes support each other - from TinderFdn gdsteam cherrysouth The value of health care online in digital inclusion programmes. March 2015 on Mediablends

Living Well with digital: it's already covered by Livingitup_Scot The Scottish Government has funded the Living it Up portal that has online health advice, search for local opportunities, help with technology - and a quiz to help you shape your exploration. March 2015 on Mediablends

Ageing Better Innovation

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Switching focus from Ageing Better to Living Well with tech: it’s all personal Reporting on Ageing Better exploration into how innovations, enabled by digital technology, can help support personal well-being - and changing to a more person-centred focus. 18/02/2015 on Socialreporter

Big Lottery Fund soft launches online community – and advertises an interesting job The Big Lottery Fund has opened up its online community platform for testing, and advertising a community manager post. 16/02/2015 on Socialreporter

At last we have a shared framework for deep thinking about digital engagement The Department of Communities and Local Government has produced a blueprint for digital service transformation and citizen engagement. 21/01/2015 on Socialreporter

SEEFA symposium identifies challenges to innovation in Ageing Better – it’s culture as much as tech A symposium on innovation, technology and later life provides confirmation that many of the challenges to making use of tech for ageing better are organisational and cultural as well as technical. We have plenty of tech – the issues are how to personalise and support use appropriate to people’s needs and situation. But ageing organisations can’t do that if they aren’t using social tech themselves. 11/01/2015 on Socialreporter

Some #AgeingBetter innovation resources - who do you follow, and which hashtags? A round up of resources about Ageing Better shows there's a lot happening but it is dkifficult to find and follow. January 2015 on Mediablends

Ten provocations about innovation in Ageing Better Provocations developed for the exploration into Ageing Better. 18/12/2014 on Socialreporter

Integrate digital inclusion and digital healthcare: an AgeingBetter solution from tonywattswriter The ten provocations about innovation in Ageing Better threw up the challenges of using digital technology for well-being - now Tony Watts has a compelling solution: integrate personalised digital healthcare with action to help older people use technology and the internet. December 2014 on Mediablends

Update on Ageing Better Innovation – look to apps and connectors An update on the exploration into how digital innovation may help support personal well-being, and services for ageing better, and news of apps development in Scotland. 11/12/2014 on Socialreporter

Deep conversation needed on BIG’s Ageing Better community platform. How about asking people in for a coffee? Face to face conversations are needed about the online community. 22/10/2014 on Socialreporter

BIG plans to host an #AgeingBetter online community. Open, closed, connected …? Fist news that the Big Lottery Fund will be providing some support for online sharing of stories and experience. 21/10/2014 on Socialreporter

How about a digital innovation network for #AgeingBetter The Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better programme would benefit from a network about the potential for digital innovation. October 2014 Mediablends

Building a knowledge sharing network about Ageing Better from the ground up How we might develop a networked approach to knowledge sharing. 14/10/2014 on Socialreporter

Why BIG’s #ageingbetter programme needs added digital innovation Arguing for some digital innovation and knolwedge sharing in he £82 million Ageing Better programme. 07/10/2014 on Socialreporter

Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding Report of a simulation about a partneship that bid for funds, failed, and decided to proceed anyway using digital innovation. 27/09/2014 on Socialreporter

How BIG could digitally amplify the impact of its £82 million investment tackling social isolation The Big Lottery Fund's programme would benefit from an innovative approach to promote storytelling and learning. 21/09/2014 on Socialreporter

Playing through council plans for digital participation in the face of cuts How we used a cast of fictitious characters and organisations to help a London borough plan its digital participation strategy in the face of austerity cuts. 15/09/2014 on Socialreporter

A tasty intro to digital – Tea, Toast and T’Internet Report of an tea party with digital tablets to introduce older people to the potential of the Internet. 17/04/2014 on Socialreporter

My idea for digital inclusion – the minimal technology assessment kit Instead of promoting an over-rich mix of technology to people who are resistant or not interested, offer a way to understand how the world is changing and then assess how little tech they might need for their needs and interests. 26/02/2014 on Socialreporter

Preview of the Living Lab for (digital) life Proposals for our Living Lab to the Nominet Trust. 3/02/2014 on Socialreporter

How our workshop game confirmed all digital adoption is personal Report of a workshop with Age UK London using fictitious characters to explore what online activities might suit each of them. 29/1/2014 on Socialreporter

Turning a digital adoption report into a game of phones, tablets, TVs – and maybe computers Preview of our workshop with Age UK London. 24/1/2014 on Socialreporter

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