Designing Alternative Arrangement for Ageing Workers

  • Tuuli Mattelm?ki
  • Kirsikka Lehtonen
Keywords: concept design, work practice, ageing workers


In this paper we describe an ongoing project in which we apply a user-centred concept design process and participatory design (PD) tools to explore the phenomena of ageing workers' wellbeing at work. Our objective is to create concept ideas as design artefacts but also expand the traditional way of thinking about the objects of design. The paper discusses how PD methods and a designerly way of thinking and doing are applied to facilitate dialogue, participation and inspiration, and also increase awareness of ageing workers issues.
Exploratory Papers - Session (3): Exploring Spaces and Practices