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Designing for all

Future-proofing out infrastructure for an ageing and diverse population

The increasing importance of designing for all.

Designing for All is a national design challenge research project funded by Think Differently and MBIE and led by Toi Āria. It aims to engage the design community in responding to the growing ageing population of New Zealand and developing ideas, opportunities and understanding about how to design and build infrastructure that supports these citizens.

 

 

OUR DATA OUR WAY

In collaboration with the Data Futures Partnership, Toi Āria established Our Data, Our Way, an engagement programme designed to enable a broad cross-section of New Zealanders to easily express their personal positions on a range of hypothetical data scenarios. These included sharing medical records, education records and data generated by ‘smart’ street lighting. 

 

OUR FUTURE MASTERTON

Toi Āria worked with the Masterton District Council on the development of a citizen-led design strategy that assisted in the public re-imagining of their Town Centre. We undertook this project in partnership with Letting Space, a Wellington-based national independent urban art and revitalisation programme.