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At the end of the meeting we encouraged everyone to watch the short movie about the PHASE research, co-housing design and preparation of final exhibition. Through the movie, the older participants could better understand the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the community event.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:54
The other designed activity - 'Spatial Capacity' game, was also enthusiastically played by the older participants. All of them described their current housing conditions and highlighted the most relevant features in terms of old-friendly design. Similarly to the first provided activity, we recorded the games and collected all the boards and photographs.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:50
'Co-Housing' game turned out to be very successful! All the participants were eager to reveal their housing preferences and further discuss them with undergraduate students. All the games were recorded, so that the responses of participants could serve as further reference. After the game we took photos of each of the boards and combined all the outcomes.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:39
The another activity designed for the community event was the 'Spatial Capacity' game. We used our knowledge gained during the PHASE research to prepare the needed components. Through this game we intended to determine what features of the house were the most important for old people and which one would be compromised on. Couldn't wait for the outcomes!
Posted 1 May 2018 23:33
The first activity, called Co-Housing Game, was designated to discover the ideal features of the house, old people would be eager to move in. Our team prepared the boards and cards with different options, created last semester by students of MSAp atelier. Due to the nature of the community engagement meeting, we didn't know how many people to expect. Therefore we prepared couple of sets, ready in case of higher number of participants.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:19
Yesterday was the long awaited Community Engagement meeting and finally we had a chance to fully test the prepared games and activities. The venue chosen for the meeting was again the Corner House in Manchester. Before the actual meeting we were quite busy with arranging the space and preparing refreshments.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:08
All game sets prepared and ready for the Community Meeting on Monday. Nice work and thank you everyone for this week. Looking forward to the next week engagement meeting and exhibition!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:27
Steps explaining co-housing game. The full movie will be presented during the actual Community Engagement meeting on Monday, when all the invited people would take part in the prepared activity.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:24
With the finalised, printed version of the game we could start recording the movie. It would present each of the steps needed to fulfil the game by the participants of Community Engagement meeting.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:03
Before the end of the event, all the ideas and conclusions were summed up by Stefan, who explained the importance of discussions between policy makers and researchers in creating best housing options for older people.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:35
The topics presented by the invited speakers, came out to be very interesting for our undergraduate students. They took active part in the debate, asking questions and contributing to the discussions.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:25
We prepared the sample set of our board game and presented to the invited guests. Thanks to that, we gained valuable feedback on elements of the game that can be improved before the actual Community Engagement meeting on Monday.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:18
After arriving to the Corner House, we divided all the tasks between the students and started preparing the venue. With almost 40 people invited to the discussion, we had to make sure that everyone will be provided with a seat and refreshment.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:06
Prepared and excited, we went with the team to the Corner House, where the 'Round Table' discussions took place. Our tutor from PHASE - Stefan White joined us today, to help with the venue preparations and participate in the event.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 20:58
With the cards being designed, we were trying different printing options. The cards need to be endurable and rigid, so they can be used multiple times throughout the entire community engagement event. David and Lada, our undergraduate students, were checking paper thickness and finishing, selecting the most suitable one.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 20:19
It was a productive day for our Community Engagement group! Apart from completing the schedule for upcoming social events, we continued to improve the design of our main activity. With the help of the undergraduate students, the layout of the board was redesigned and prepared for the final print.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 21:11
'CREATE YOUR PERFECT HOUSE' activity, designed for Community Engagement Event.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:50
Working on a design of a game for Community Engagement event. We tried to combine the co-housing features from MSAP PS1 design with the BINGO game, so the winner could get his ideal house typology and living environment. We created a brief simple bingo chart to calibrate and demonstrate it.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 17:50
PHASE - Mapping Spatial Capacities in South Manchester
Posted 18 Apr 2018 14:20
Dear team!
We are planning on running an introduction session and design smash this Thursday 4-5pm in CH513/ 514. You should have received an email, which will give you the information.
We would like this to be a productive session, so please come prepared with some ideas or precedents for exhibitions, and have an understanding of who the collaborators are.
See you all on Thursday!
Posted 13 Mar 2018 21:15
Another meeting finished! The programme and brief already discussed, the schedule will be posted shortly.
Posted 9 Mar 2018 11:17
Welcome to the Turned on its head team!

We are really excited to meet and work alongside you all!
Posted 6 Mar 2018 08:43
With the intro out of the way, it's time to begin!

Hope you all enjoyed the presentations and got the necessary information.

Looking forward to seeing you!
Posted 8 Feb 2018 11:04