Warme Technologie: Ontwerpen voor en met mensen met dementie

Translated title of the contribution: Warm Technology: Designing for and with people with dementia

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In this paper, we describe Warm Technology as a new approach to designing technology for and with people living with dementia. It is based on a positive psychological view of elderhood and dementia. We strive to developing technological systems and applications that are person-centred, smart yet uncomplicated and user-friendly, with a focus on a person's abilities, needs and ambitions. In the paper we describe our general vision and approach, and highlight three design examples to exemplify our approach.
Translated title of the contributionWarm Technology: Designing for and with people with dementia
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalTijdschrift Positieve Psychologie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • dementia
  • quality of life
  • warm technology
  • User-centred design
  • positive psychology
  • dementia care
  • Wellbeing

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