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dc.contributor.authorTreadaway, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorPrytherch, David
dc.contributor.authorKenning, Gail
dc.contributor.authorFennell, Jac
dc.identifier.citationTreadaway, C., Prytherch, D., Kenning, G., and Fennell, J., (2016) 'In the moment: designing for late stage dementia', Design Research Society (Proceedings of 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, June 27-30). Design Research Society, pp. 1-16.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents international multidisciplinary design research to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia. The LAUGH project aims to develop playful artefacts that will contribute to non-pharmacological personalised approaches to caring for people living with late stage dementia in residential care. This paper presents the context for this research and explains the initial stages of the work currently in progress. An inclusive participatory methodology is described in which key experts including: health professionals, technologists, materials scientists and carers of people living with dementia are informing the development of design concepts. A positive design approach in which designing for pleasure, personal significance and virtue underpin the work. The initial stages of the research have identified the significance of: playfulness, sensory stimulation, hand use and emotional memory. This paper contends that designs should aim to promote ‘in the moment’ living in order to support subjective wellbeing of people living with late stage dementia.en_US
dc.publisherDesign Research Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDesign Research Society - 50th Anniversary Conference;
dc.subjectLAUGH projecten_US
dc.subjectlate stageen_US
dc.subjectemotional memoryen_US
dc.subjectInclusive designen_US
dc.titleIn the moment: designing for late stage dementiaen_US
dc.typeConference proceedingsen_US
rioxxterms.funderArts and Humanities Research Councilen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectLAUGH - Projecten_US

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