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2023 Pathfinder Projects

2023 Pathfinder Projects

Meet 11 projects supported through our Pathfinder Innovation Programme, aiming to enable people to stay active and joyful life at every age.

Design Age Masterclass

Design Age Masterclass

Colum Lowe, Director, Design Age Institute, invites you a Masterclass in designing with and for an ageing population this November.

Autumn Garden Assembly

Autumn Garden Assembly

Pop into the Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden at the Design Museum on 22 October for some autumnal bliss and horticultural shared knowledge.

Masterclass: 27 & 28 November

Masterclass: 27 & 28 November

Discover a new way to think about ageing and how to design services and products for older adults in a Masterclass in Design for an Ageing Population.

Garden Assembly

Garden Assembly

Drop into the Design Museum on 11 June to explore the new intergenerational garden and discover ways to bring green spaces big and small to life!

WEBINAR: Money well spent?

WEBINAR: Money well spent?

Join a panel of experts for a webinar exploring the findings of a newly published report on barriers and opportunities for spending in later life.

WATCH: Happy, Healthy & Wise

WATCH: Happy, Healthy & Wise

Watch our talk exploring how designers can create products, services and environments that are not only needed, but desired by older people.

WATCH: Mobility Briefing

WATCH: Mobility Briefing

Watch the briefing event for Design Age Institute’s new Mobility Pathfinder Innovation Programme, with £50-£70k available.

WATCH: The Wisdom Hour

WATCH: The Wisdom Hour

Luke Pearson, co-founder of Pearson Lloyd and Intelligent Mobility design student Richard Newman, discuss designing for transport & mobility for every age.

Designing for our Future Selves

Designing for our Future Selves

Our upcoming display at the Design Museum from 24 February, will showcase ten innovative design initiatives that aim to help everyone age more happily and healthily.

Virtual Briefing Event

Virtual Briefing Event

Do you have an idea to reimagine transport for an ageing population? Join our event introducing our new Programme with up to £120k funding available.

The Wisdom Hour: Transport

The Wisdom Hour: Transport

Designers Luke Pearson and Richard Newman sit down for a discussion on wisdom, ageing, and designing for a more mobile world.

Design.Different

Design.Different

Featuring the work of The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) over 2021/22, a period of opening up, new possibilities and intense activity.

Petition for packaging

Petition for packaging

Join us in petitioning government to introduce mandatory standards for consumer packaging to enhance accessibility, sustainability & choice.

On Tour: V&A Dundee

On Tour: V&A Dundee

Our recent exhibit 'The Future of Ageing', co-curated with the Design Museum, is touring to the V&A Dundee between 12 October 2022 - 22 January 2023.

WATCH: Inclusive Technology

WATCH:  Inclusive Technology

Watch our talk and panel discussion at the Design Museum, exploring how technology is shaping how we design for an ageing population.

Include Conference 2022

Include Conference 2022

Hosted by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. Include is a global conference that focuses on inclusive design.

Exhibit: The Future of Ageing

Exhibit: The Future of Ageing

A free exhibit exploring how design is helping to reimagine the way society can support a population that is living longer to age with greater agency and joy.

Growing Together: Open Day

Growing Together:  Open Day

Drop into the Design Museum on Saturday 23 July for the Growing Together Garden Summer Open Day with design studio public works.