Design for Dementia Care: Making a Difference

Jakob, Anke, Treadaway, Cathy and Manchester, Helen (2017) Design for Dementia Care: Making a Difference. In: Nordes 2017: DESIGN+POWER, 7th Nordic Design Research Conference; 15-17 Jun 2017, Oslo, Norway.

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Abstract

The paper discusses the growing role of design in dementia care and its power to enhance the wellbeing of people living with dementia, their carers and caregivers. It refers to three examples of recent design research focusing on creating environments, objects and technologies to support appropriate person-centred stimulation and activities in dementia care. The projects use interdisciplinary co-design approaches and ethnographic methods to establish new knowledge and develop user-centred design solutions to improve care. The authors debate that engaging end-users in the design process not only empowers the designer; the collaborative approach enables in particular the carer / caregiver to reflect on their important task and to mobilise their creativity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: Nordes 2017: DESIGN+POWER, 7th Nordic Design Research Conference
Organising Body: AHO, Oslo, Norway
Research Area: Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Anke Jakob
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 13:48
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 13:48
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/39301

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