Innovation Design Engineering Group Projects

Larissa Kunstel-Tabet, Marjan Angoshtari and Wen Zheng

‘Callbook’ is a simple and comfortable way of contacting faraway loved ones.

This project looks at both technological and social isolation experienced by older adults. The gap between people’s intuitive acceptance of technology and existing digital communication tools available means that older family members find it increasingly difficult to keep in contact.

Working closely with members of the U3A, a new communication system was developed. ‘Callbook’ enables older adults to contact faraway family members and friends through a personalised photo book and digital bookmark.

The ‘Callbook’ makes communication easier and more enjoyable, bridging the gap between analogue and digital.