Ethnographic Research on the Elderly

A research project comissioned by DesignSingapore on wellness and health management of the elderly. The results were shared in a workshop where participants could devise methods and solutions for developing optimal health services, experiences and products that are responsive to the needs of an ageing Singaporean population.

We observed the elderly Singaporeans (aged above 55 years old) of different demographics in their daily tasks and routines. This was to gain insights about their current behaviours, attitudes, beliefs, motivations, as well as key challenges faced. The observations served to provide insights to the existing healthcare and well-being system – merits, gaps and limitations.

ClientDesignSingapore CouncilServicesEthnographic ResearchYear2014Linkwww.designsingapore.org