Intersections in HCI, design and dementia: inclusivity in participatory approaches

Rens Brankaert, Gail Kenning, Daniel Welsh, Sarah Foley, James Hodge, David Unbehaun

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Participatory approaches are used to design interactive systems, services and products to improve their impact and usability. However, these approaches are not always suitable for people with cognitive limitations such as dementia. This workshop will focus on participatory approaches for working with people living with dementia, challenge assumptions and provide concrete examples to inform design and technology development. Participants will review current design and technology offerings and work towards the development of a shared research agenda for future work. The workshop will explore how to negotiate the need for inclusion, personalization, and scalability to accommodate the growing needs in dementia. It will focus on setting an inclusive agenda for developments in Design and HCI in the 'here and now' to build sustainable approaches for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6270-2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2019
Event2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019 - San Diego, CA, USA, San Diego, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


Conference2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019
Abbreviated titleDIS '19
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address


  • Agenda-building
  • Dementia
  • Design
  • Inclusivity
  • Person-centered care


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