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Better With Age: Generation Gap

Question cards designed to cultivate authentic autobiographical storytelling, and build deeper connections between generations.

Better With Age: Generation Gap

Question cards designed to cultivate authentic autobiographical storytelling, and build deeper connections between generations.

£522
pledged of £1,500pledged of £1,500 goal
20
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 7 2019 11:20 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Better With Age: Generation gap

Question cards designed to cultivate authentic autobiographical storytelling, and build deeper connections. 

Bridge generational gaps by learning more about a loved ones life. Made with the older generations in mind, these cards work as prompts to help spark memories, and get the juices flowing!

Why it exists?

To empower older adults to pass on their stories, experiences, and wisdom so that the essence of who they were can continue on with their loved ones long after they are gone.

How does it work? 

There are six sections, each with a different area of focus aimed at providing a more holistic picture of an individual's life and perspective. There are 15 cards in each section, making a total of 90 cards (+ 5 introductory cards). 

Make six piles of cards (like pictured above), and start asking and answering questions! It could be helpful to record the answers to listen to at a later date.

The cards can be used one-on-one, in a more conversational or interview like situation, or amongst a group. It also works well for the Individual as a resource for self-reflection, and memory prompting.

Who can use it?

Grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, carers, volunteers.  Anyone who thinks it could be valuable for them and the relationships in their life.

What can it be used for?

Conversations, storytelling, recollection, memoirs, autobiographies, and interviews. 

When and where?

During holiday seasons, vacations, birthdays, family visits, over the phone etc. In any situation where you can have a conversation: at home, a bar,  a restaurant,  a coffee shop, in the car, on a plane, on a train...the list goes on!

Features: 

Large bold text, large sized cards, colourful and intriguing design, easy to look at soft colours, and enough cards to be used on multiple occasions.

Why should you buy this?

  • It provides the opportunity to spend time and connect through deeper shared experiences.
  • A space to hear stories, ask questions, and have conversations that aren't always easy to approach in everyday situations.
  • It puts the focus on the older adults; an opportunity to make them feel valued by letting them know that their stories matter.
  • The ability to pass on who a loved one was, to the generations and people who won't get the chance to meet them.
  • To prompt your memory to make storytelling and recollection easier, organised, and more fluid.

The Development and Process:

The development of Better With Age has been an ongoing process, and still is. Thanks to feedback from many people - random strangers, business people, grandchildren, children, parents, grandparents, care professionals, graphic designers, game designers and more - it has arrived at this point! 

However, there is still work to be done and improvements to be made. Be part of the process!

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 Out and about!

Getting feedback at Draughts London!


Field testing the original physical prototype!
Box Designs! Original to newer versions (Left to Right).
An impromptu question ideation session
Field testing newer questions!

 This campaign & Shipping:

The purpose of this campaign is to get the product in the hands of actual people to try out, and share what they think.

This is a limited run, and originally only intended for backers based in the UK, but now shipping around the world. A minimum of 100 orders is needed for the manufacturing of this product.

If the target is met, the aim is to have decks delivered during the Christmas holiday period, and to arrive before Christmas day or potentially a few days later (for UK orders). For those outside the UK it may be a few weeks later.

Shipping prices are for standard shipping rates in the UK, EU and, everywhere else (includes packaging costs).

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Risks and challenges

If the project is successful, you will receive your rewards as specified. If unsuccessful, no funds will be taken from you.

Once completed, and the funds have been released, we will be unable to offer refunds as the money will be used to order the products from the supplier.

Potential challenges could be manufacturing issues with the supplier, or delivery issues which may impact the date at which the product is received. If there are any delays or issues, you will be updated.

If the project overfunds then the challenge will be in the quick fulfilment of a larger order size. However depending on the amount of orders, we are aware of fulfilment companies to partner with.

Brexit may impact shipping from the UK to the EU. The products may be subject to customs such as the rest of the world.

Thanks for reading! Hope you take part!

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