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dc.contributor.authorTreadaway, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorKenning, Gail
dc.contributor.authorPrytherch, David
dc.contributor.authorFennell, Jac
dc.identifier.citationTreadaway, C., Kenning, G., Prytherch, D and Fennell, J., (2016) 'LAUGH: Designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementia', in Desmet, P., Fokkinga, S., Luden, G., Cila. N., and Van Zuthem, H. (eds.) Celebration and Contemplation (Proceedings of Design and Emotion International Conference 2016, 27-30 September). The Design and Emotion Society, pp. 37-44.en_US
dc.descriptionPaper presented at Proceedings of Design and Emotion International Conference 2016, 27-30 September, available open access at:
dc.description.abstractDementia comprises a number of degenerative neurological diseases. It is a complex condition and each person’s experience and symptoms are different. There is a growing awareness of the need for well-designed products and services to assist with dementia care and to enhance wellbeing. This paper presents research investigating the design of playful objects for people with late stage dementia. The investigation described is a preliminary stage in the LAUGH (Ludic Artefacts Using Gesture and Haptics) project; an AHRC funded international, interdisciplinary design research project. People living with dementia, informal and professional carers, health professionals, art therapists, charity representatives, arts practitioners and designers are informing the research through a series of expert group participatory workshops and case study interviews. Observation, discussion, video, photography and investigation. Findings presented in this paper focus on the importance of emotional memory and emotional expression in the care of people with late stage dementia; the value of sensory triggers and props to stimulate emotional remembering; and the importance of designing to promote high quality social connections.en_US
dc.publisherDesign and Emotion Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Conference on Design & Emotion;
dc.subjectLAUGH projecten_US
dc.subjectpositive emotionen_US
dc.titleLAUGH: Designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementiaen_US
dc.typeConference proceedingsen_US
rioxxterms.funderArts and Humanities Research Councilen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectLAUGH Projecten_US

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