How might we design solutions to increase social interaction for persons with dementia to engage socially and improve subjective well-being?

Designathon We Engage 2019

Designathon We Engage 2019 looks to empower the community to come together to design for dementia! The event brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, students, caregivers, healthcare workers and social service providers to collaborate and identify design solutions for persons with dementia and their caregivers in Singapore.

Join in on various activities across the month of August and September 2019 as we view dementia from different perspectives, and explore how we can design for dementia.

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Have an idea and would like to bring it to life?

Submit your ideas to participate in the 2-day Designathon We Engage 2019 Makeathon Event.

Shortlisted teams to participate in the 2-day makeathon event to design solutions for persons with dementia; speak to industry experts and mentors; work with caregivers and dementia professionals.

Designathon We Engage 2019 is supported by DesignSingapore Council and hosted at National Design Centre. We are also delighted to have OCBC, The Open Vault as our partner sponsor for Designathon We Engage 2019.

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Designathon We Remember 2018

Events

Join in on various activities across the month of July and August 2019, as we view dementia from different perspectives, and explore how we can design for dementia!

Entry to all events is FREE but will require registration on the respective event pages.

** Please note that the ENABLING EDIE Experiential Session on the 23rd August and the Designathon We Engage 2019 Making Event happening between the 31st August and 1st September is only open to the shortlisted teams.

22/07/19: Designathon We Engage 2019 Info Session @ OCBC - The Open Vault

Designathon We Engage 2019 Info session held at The Open Vault @OCBC
Date: 22nd July 2019
Timing: 730pm – 830pm

Find out more about Designathon We Engage 2019 at our Info Sessions! Hear from experts, discuss the challenges, meet other passionate innovators and form your teams.

Please note that in order to qualify to be shortlisted for Designathon We Engage 2019, you would need to attend at least one Info Session either on 22nd July or 5th August.

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03/08/19: Wake Up Your Idea! Festival @ Ang Mo Kio CC

Wake Up Your Idea! Festival @ Ang Mo Kio CC
Date: 3rd August 2019
Timing: 9am – 2pm

Wake Up Your Idea! is a movement to drive social innovation and positive change. Initiated by UNFRAMED and hosted with the community, it is a celebration of change-making and a call for action to do good, in support of Skills Future Festival!

We will be hosting a Designathon booth for anyone who wants to find out more about the event. 2018’s Designathon’s participants will also be sharing their experiences and solutions in designing for dementia!

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16-17/08/19: Prototyping Weekend 1 (for shortlisted teams only)

Prototyping Weekend 1 (for Shortlisted Teams only)
Date: 16th, 17th August
Timing: 12pm – 6pm

We understand that prototyping your idea can be a daunting experience for many so we are opening up our makerspace and will provide assistance as you design your solutions for dementia!

All equipment, facilities and mentorship provided are strictly for Designathon 2019’s participants and their prototyping needs only.

05/08/19: Designathon We Remember 2018 Info Session - Makerspace @ National Design Centre

Designathon We Engage 2019 Info session held at Makerspace @ National Design Centre
Date: 5th August 2019
Timing: 730pm – 830pm

Find out more about Designathon We Engage 2019 at our Info Sessions! Hear from experts, discuss the challenges, meet other passionate innovators and form your teams.

Please note that in order to qualify to be shortlisted for Designathon We Engage 2019, you would need to attend at least one Info Session either on 22nd July or 5th August.

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23/08/19: ENABLING EDIE™ (for shortlisted teams only)

ENABLING EDIE™ (for Shortlisted Teams only)
Timing: 10am – 11am, 1130am – 1230pm
Date: 23rd August 2019
Venue: SMU Labs

EDIE (Educational Dementia Immersive Experience) is an immersive workshop that enables participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. Utilising high-quality virtual reality technology, this workshop enhances their knowledge of the impact of dementia and adopts reablement approaches that will improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia.

** Please note that this session is only open to the shortlisted teams for Designathon We Engage 2019.

23 - 24/08/19: Prototyping Weekend 2 (for shortlisted teams only)

Prototyping Weekend 2 (for Shortlisted Teams only)
Date: 23rd, 24th August
Timing: 12pm – 6pm

We understand that prototyping your idea can be a daunting experience for many so we are opening up our makerspace and will provide assistance as you design your solutions for dementia!

All equipment, facilities and mentorship provided are strictly for Designathon 2019’s participants and their prototyping needs only.

31/08 - 01/09: Designathon We Engage 2019 **

The 2-day Designathon We Engage 2019 makeathon event is held in conjunction with the Enabling Festival (6-8 September 2019), a three-day community festival which addresses the growing importance of dementia awareness; to enable those living with dementia to live a life with dignity and share practical tips for caregiving.

Shortlisted teams will be selected to join the 2-day makeathon event to design their own products for persons with dementia; speak to industry experts and mentors; work with caregivers and dementia professionals and win cash prizes to develop their prototypes further!

** Please note that the Designathon We Engage 2019 event happening between the Aug 31 – Sep 1 2019 is only open to the shortlisted teams.

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Dialogue with Time Exhibition

This fully-guided experience is facilitated by retirees who will lead you through, explaining the exhibits and starting discussions on some of the stereotypes or assumptions around old age.

Other interactive exhibits within the exhibition also allow you to experience and understand more about the ageing process and reconsider your perception of age.

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Enabling Festival 2019

The second edition of the Enabling Festival is a 3-day multidisciplinary festival that seeks to address the growing greater importance of dementia awareness and advocacy

The festival aims to enable persons living with dementia to live a life with dignity, and also reach out to caregivers so they know that they are not alone in the journey.

Design for Dementia

Have an idea and would like to bring it to life?

Submit your ideas to participate in the 2-day Designathon We Engage 2019 Hackathon Event.

Shortlisted teams will be selected to join the 2-day makeathon event to design their own products for persons with dementia; speak to industry experts and mentors; work with caregivers and dementia professionals. 

Designathon We Engage 2019 is supported by DesignSingapore Council and hosted at National Design Centre. We are also delighted to have OCBC, The Open Vault as our sponsor partner for this year’s event. 

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