Imagined futures: designing future environments for the care of older people

CRAIG, Claire (2017). Imagined futures: designing future environments for the care of older people. The Design Journal, 20 (Sup 1), S2336-S2347.

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This paper contributes to understanding the role of design in promoting quality of life for older people living in care homes. The study described employed photographic methods to understand the life-world of older people in three care homes in the north of England. Individuals were provided with cameras and invited to record aspects of the home and the environment that reflected what was important to them. These images formed the basis of interviews, the content of which was analysed using an interpretative phenomenological method. Participants described the multiple transitions they faced and the challenges of simultaneously navigating this new environment whilst also making sense of the ‘alien’ body they now inhabited. The life world of the older person was one conceptualized as betwixt and between place and space, between hope and despair. This paper discusses the potential contribution of design in creating future environments for the care of older people.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router. Paper originally presented at 12th European Academy of Design Conference. Proceedings have been published as a supplement of The Design Journal published digitally by Taylor & Francis : Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017, edited by Loredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Paul Atkinson, ISBN 978-1-138-09023-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Page Range: S2336-S2347
SWORD Depositor: Jill Hazard
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 00:50

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