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SilverMail from Locomatrix


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Presentation of ideas for Independence Matters : Design Council : 23rd February 2011

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SilverMail from Locomatrix

  1. 1. SilverMail from LocoMatrix Social networking for the elderly … no, please … I’m being serious
  2. 2. About: Richard Vahrman
  3. 3. About: LocoMatrix Award-winning educational games
  4. 4. My Mum …
  5. 5. The Irony …
  6. 6. The Barriers
  7. 7. Email : big buttons : remove functions
  8. 8. A postcard …
  9. 9. A postcard receiving device
  10. 10. Hello Mum – I’m at a conference
  11. 11. Slide show and then …
  12. 12. Mum sends on …
  13. 13. To date … <ul><li>Have demonstrated methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Have had some early user trials </li></ul><ul><li>Have won an award from UnLtd </li></ul><ul><li>Local school 1 of 15 in UK to run related project </li></ul><ul><li>Now looking for ways of extending the system </li></ul>
  14. 14. SilverMail: Social mobility <ul><li>Getting groups of people together for taxi sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social gathering for oral history (scanning of photos – voice – i/p for SilverMail memories) </li></ul><ul><li>For private social events </li></ul><ul><li>For organised events – e.g. shopping </li></ul><ul><li>“ Card” sent to a registered group of people </li></ul><ul><li>Forward “card” to express interest </li></ul>
  15. 15. SilverMail: Social nutrition <ul><li>Getting social network together to eat </li></ul><ul><li>Arranging meals at restaurants at slack times </li></ul><ul><li>Trips to help at allotments / distribution of surplus produce </li></ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><li>What meal to eat at this time / how to cook </li></ul><ul><li>Easy shopping </li></ul>
  16. 16. SilverMail: Health <ul><li>Which drugs to take – notify with card </li></ul><ul><li>When drugs taken – forwarding acts as proof </li></ul><ul><li>The act of forwarding will signify activity </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders about hospital appointments </li></ul><ul><li>General information sent regarding health – e.g. flu jabs available </li></ul>
  17. 17. SilverMail: Exploration <ul><li>Gentle introduction to internet </li></ul><ul><li>Finding information – web search </li></ul><ul><li>Simple shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Making friends – chat </li></ul><ul><li>TV listings </li></ul><ul><li>Can be guided with the help of “cards” </li></ul>