DAA sets out to:

  • Rethink and redefine senior care by using innovative processes and design methods
  • Find feasible and sustainable solutions that keep senior citizens physically and socially active and that provide them with the care they need
  • Improve the effectiveness of local policies by learning from best practices elsewhere and assessing their transferability
  • Use design to build the innovation capacity of cities, to enhance their service development, and to improve their policy making
  • Adopt a 360-degree approach by searching for systemic solutions in different areas and by involving all kinds of stakeholders
  • Find strategic and service design competencies to support their policy making
  • Increase awareness of the complex issues that arise from demographic ageing and the many challenges that senior care poses
  • Jointly develop action plans, design briefs, best practice descriptions, field visits, thematic workshops, and guidelines for policy makers and public organizations