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What can both prevent anorexia of ageing and reduce climate impact? The answer is design. By 3D printing pureed broccoli so it regains the shape of a broccoli floret, design can stimulate appetite in elderly who can no longer chew their food. More people in Umeå are opting to use public transport thanks to a bus station which has been designed to transform the cold, boring wait for the bus in an Arctic climate into a pleasant break. Through design, we encourage new ways to think, act, collaborate, plan and implement changes. Design helps us navigate a complex society, make challenges manageable and visualising future scenarios.
RISE is using design and prototype-driven design processes to challenge preconceptions, limitations, and problems in order to better understand the needs of people and the planet and to identify new opportunities and innovations. We work with transformative methods and our expertise ranges from interaction design, product design and sound design to visualisation and user experiences.