DemYouth: Co-Designing and Enacting Tools to Support Young People's Engagement with People with Dementia

Roisin McNaney, John Vines, Jamie Mercer, Leon Mexter, Daniel Welsh, Tony Young

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Abstract

There is a growing body of research examining the role of technology in supporting the care of--and relationships surrounding--people with dementia, yet little attention has been given to how this relates to younger family members. We conducted a qualitative study based on a series of 6 co-design workshops conducted with 14 young people who had personal experience with dementia. Initially, our workshops focused on understanding the difficulties that young people face when engaging, interacting and being with people with dementia. Initial analysis of workshop data informed the design of three digital tool concepts that were used as the basis for user enactment workshops. Our findings highlight the young people's desire to be more involved in their family discussions around dementia and a need for them to find new ways to connect with their loved ones with dementia. We offer a set of design considerations …
Original languageEnglish
Pages1313
Number of pages1325
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventProceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI'17 -
Duration: 1 May 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Period1/05/17 → …

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health

Keywords

  • intergenerational
  • HCI
  • DEMENTIA
  • communication

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