How can we better connect older people and the web?
Create an easy app to show how behind your clinic at hospital or your GP is running so that you can adjust your time and transport accordingly.
A simple, user-friendly educational browser for older people who have no or very little prior experience using a computer or smartphone.
A mobile app to allow the Enabled by Design community to contribute to our existing website more easily and while out and about.
Solutions for older people and people who have not used computers before need to be developed from the ground up.
This idea is to develop a more accessible/ user friendly version of a webmail.
A stronger social system in and around care homes through socialising, personalising and connecting them in to their local communities.
A simplistic approach to web browser UI design to increase Usability whilst not hampering the 'web experience'.
A package of stories and materials aimed at encouraging generations to connect together using modern technology in a fun, informative way via the internet.
The Future I Choose is a project brought to you by radical think tank: Think Act Vote (?!X) that brings together citizenship, sustainability, digital, creativity and culture. A space online where how you dream the world and how you see it come together. A place where all people can share inspiration and be inspired.
This idea would involve the use of anonymous metrics from others' browsing histories in order to help guide the user through the site.
A image based, internet enabled, multi-use remote control using access and Interface metaphor categorisation
To develop a website that enables older people to find the free care and support services they need in order to improve their quality of life as they age
A mobile platform that makes accessibility information from Go Genie website portable to a mobile phone by app/voice/text.
A mobile tool that allows your phone to read out text - whether it is signage, directions, newspaper or even a tin of beans.
An online service that helps older people sign up for local services and help around the house from within their community.
People with dementia enjoy reminiscing by watching and interacting with YouTube clips. Need front end to make it easier to use.
Your Town is an open platform for over 60's to get involved in community projects, through both online and offline engagement.-
Stupidly easy video chat web application devoid of any bells and whistles and with an absolute minimal UI.
An easy access database with a web front end that everyone who is over 50 can have access to, on a simple 4 digit self selected pin basis (or some other mech).
Activists, feminists, social reformers in the 50s+ are often not represented anywhere on the internet and are therefore invisible - I want to change this.
Easy & clear design & usability. Local stories, projects,events & in-depth interactive background information on history, art, culture with localized viewpoint.
TrustWeb is a secure portal to facilitate the introduction of the internet to individuals with no/minimal prior experience of using the internet.
A simplified remote control using a computer tablet makes it easier so she can watch what she likes.
A dynamic multimedia web directory of goods and services that is accessible to all and improves their access to those services that are advertised on it.
A way for social networkers to locate each other offline without compromising anonymity
A way of sharing reminiscence and making contact with others who have lived through similar experiences, or can share and enhance your recollections
An online game focused on genealogy, which would give people not only a reason to get online, but also to feel at home there and to keep coming back.
A real time profile or user interface according to the medical requirement of user. Useful for Old people and people with physical or cognitive disabilities.
A prototype to make surfing/desktop experience easy for disabled and old aged people.
Build or improve a service that allows users to use a search engine service in a simplified way that does not limit users to videos, images, web
A webbsite to encourage older UK citizens to learn about different levels of Internet and Email skills to keep levels of social isolation to a minimum.
A simple, needed emergency mobile phone app for 3rd or 4th age person in distress.
A multi-platform easy, user-friendly video/voice/text chat
Allow people to share their Winter Fuel Allowance with those in their community who may need it more through an online exchange network.
Interactivism - Accessibility Hack Weekend took place in East London on 17th and 18th June 2011. The two day event, run by Google and FutureGov, brought together student developers, Googlers, service users (Gransnet members) and other social innovators to create software prototypes designed to make the internet more accessible for older generations. People were invited to submit their ideas for the Interactivism challenge through Simpl and an impressive 44 ideas were received in two weeks.
If you missed out on Interactivism worry not, you can read about Interactivism and the ideas that were developed by the teams here. Students from the winning team, EZPZ, received a Google Interactivism Award to develop their prototype further over the summer. Google have introduced their Interactivism Award to provide cash to students who want to build software that will do some social good. The deadline to apply for this award is 30th June 2011. Gransnet members also formed a judging panel and voted for Spotted (a combination of On the Go and Accessify Places) as their winning idea.
All information collected for the Interactivism competition will be held by FutureGov and Google only. All ideas submitted for the competition remain the sole property of the idea originator unless otherwise stated by the idea originator. Idea originators must be prepared to work with Google should their idea be chosen to be given further support over the Summer period following the Interactivism event.