Design for dementia: Making spaces for uncertainty
Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology
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This paper presents research undertaken as part of the LAUGH project to explore design processes and design of hand held playful objects for people living with advanced dementia. A series of six co-design workshops were carried out with experts in relationto dementia and design. This paper reports on a workshop with designers that enabled them to draw on their experience and training in design, provided creative opportunities to reflect on their personal values, and challenged preconceptions about designing for dementia care.
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017;
Fennell, J., Treadaway, C. & Kenning, G. (2017) 'Design for dementia: Making spaces for uncertainty', In Seemann, K and Barron, D. (Eds.). (2017). Design4Health, Melbourne. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 4 – 7 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology. ISBN-13: 978-0-6480892-1-6, pp. 117-120
Conference paper published in the Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017, available open access at https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/publications/2017-melbourne-conference-proceedings
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