Compassionate creativity: Co-design for advanced dementia
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One of the most pressing challenges facing designers today is how to create appropriate, useful and safe designs for people living with advanced dementia. Dementia is a complex disease that presents and progresses differently for each individual. This paper contends that co-design with experts, including people living with dementia and their carers, is essential to inform design. Compassionate Design principles are useful to guide the creative process and ensure that concepts are developed that maintain the dignity, personhood and wellbeing of the person living with dementia. The key themes of Compassionate Design are presented through examples of designs for playful objects created as part of the LAUGH design for dementia research.
The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2018);
Treadaway, C., Taylor, A. & Fennell, J. (2018) 'Compassionate Creativity: Co-design for advanced dementia,’ Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2018) Bath, UK, January 31st – February 2nd 2018
Conference paper given at Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2018) Bath, UK, January 31st – February 2nd 2018
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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