Improving quality of life for citizens of Singapore
Published: 22 Sep 2016
We are delighted to be chosen as Service Design partner to the government of Singapore. In this official capacity, we’ll create social service innovations that improve quality of life for people with disabilities and their corresponding stakeholders by providing more opportunities for engagement, participation and social inclusion.
On September 21, the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit took place in Singapore with over 300+ attendees from the diplomatic and business community. Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang brought forward our collaboration with the DesignSingapore Council, encouraging Swedish companies to follow our lead. We are delighted to have been mentioned by Minister Lim for our collaboration with the Singapore government to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. Read the full article here.
Inclusion and catering to human diversity is part of Veryday’s founding values and our very DNA. This inclusive approach has its origins in designing for the disabled, and dates back to the late sixties before inclusive design even had a name. Throughout the years, we have developed several familiar objects, such as assistive devices, inclusive products, devices and services dedicated to the elderly and people with disabilities. Recently we’ve substantially increased our governmental services engagements, designing with the diversity and uniqueness of each end user in mind.
Singapore is very ambitious when it comes to services for its citizens and has taken an amazing journey over the last 50 years. The government supports innovation through the DesignSingapore Council, a division of the Ministry of Communication that heads innovation projects for both government organizations and SMEs in various business sectors.
Veryday will work in a highly collaborative process with the DesignSingapore Council, building insights, ideas and innovation platforms. The project will take a 360-degree perspective in considering a wide spectrum of policies, ecosystems, infrastructures, community volunteer projects, existing programs and activities. The value of design enables higher engagement that ultimately achieves improved outcomes, better care and lower costs.