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There is an increasing call for “dementia-friendly environments”. Our network focusses on methodological dialogue and debate that will lead to a unique response to this call. We will address challenges of adopting a design methodology structured on social methods of engagement involving people with dementia, where conventional approaches do not neatly apply. In particular, the effectiveness of interventions through participatory design, and a critical analysis of measured impacts with people with dementia will be examined, centred on such methods as: inclusive design (Bichard & Gheerawo, 2013); constructive design research (Koskinen et al, 2011); co-creation and participant action research (Sanders & Stappers, 2008; Steen, 2013); alternative methods of participatory engagement (Bowen et al, 2010; Vines et al, 2013); amongst others. We will contribute to the growing evidence base examining the impact that new tools, aids and design based approaches can have when working with people with dementia.
A research network of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners from across CHSS coming together to discuss methodological concerns involved with designing inclusive environments for people with dementia.
|Effective start/end date||1/09/14 → 1/07/15|
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