Nicholas Steigmann & Maiya Jensen: What Millennials Can Learn About Innovation by Designing for Seniors
This year’s winners of the Stanford Center on Longevity’s annual Design Challenge explain how working with seniors challenged their assumptions about product design and innovation itself
People often assume millennial designers only want to create products popular with their own generation, like the next wearable device or smartphone app. And while that may be true for some, we’ve personally been much more inspired by designing a product for people nowhere near our age. In the process, we also learned a lot that challenged our assumptions about design in general.