Giving people living with dementia a strong voice: reflecting on the role of design to create enabling activities

CRAIG, Claire (2017). Giving people living with dementia a strong voice: reflecting on the role of design to create enabling activities. In: Design4Health 2017. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference in Design4Health, Melbourne, 4-7 December 2017. Sheffield Hallam University. (In Press)

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Abstract

This opinion piece questions, reflects on, and highlights some of the challenges that prevent the potential of design being realised in the context of people with dementia to create products and services that do not further stigmatise individuals but that celebrate and tap into the innate resilience individuals possess. We begin by reflecting on the current state of the art in the context of design and dementia and then highlight some of the dangers that an over-reliance on the medical model presents. We conclude with considering some of the ways that designers of the future may wish to learn and draw inspiration from people with dementia and the positioning of dementia as a disability (social model of disability) than purely a disease process.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Art and Design
Depositing User: Claire Craig
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2017 00:27
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17601

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