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Share Meals, Make Friends: Creating Communities in the Golden Years

The Center for Future Innovation of Mitsubishi Electric uses human-centered design to create new, innovative products. Last year’s SCOPE team was tasked with exploring the intersection of food, aging, technology and developing a concept prototype to address the key issues and insights they had identified. This year’s team continued to explore the field of food, aging, and technology, with a particular focus on community development. The team leveraged last year’s insights and prototype to understand and define a device that could help older adults engage with their communities through food. Ultimately, the team developed a functional prototype based on cycles of an iterative human-centered design process.


Faculty Advisor

Alexandra Coso Strong


Team Members

Shruti Iyer

Margaret Jakus

Brenna Manning

Mary Martin



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