Taking part in a co-designed innovation process has had positive effects for co-researchers but these processes have also been beneficial for the cultural technologists involved. Several have told us about how their own practice will be influenced by this experience into the future. One co-designer said: ‘…we’ve learned a lot just in the language that we’ve used… some wasn’t appropriate for older age’. One of our major partners has been the Pervasive Media Studio, a centre for innovative technology at Watershed, Bristol. In summer 2023 they ran a series of workshops with co-researchers, cultural technologists, artists and other creatives to bring together new teams and ideas to go forward into the prototyping stage of CTC . These are photos of some of the activities in these workshops. As a result of collaborating on the project with the academic team and co-researchers, they are intending to develop ‘principles for creative technologists /cultural creatives to co-design with older adults’. These will be shared across their community of practice.
To view a series of films about the CTC prototypes, please click here.