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Title

How can Interaction Design help people with dementia?
How can Interaction Design help people with dementia access memories?

Field of Study

Memory
Interaction Design
Product design
User Experience Design

Context

Healthcare
Designing for the Elderly
Designing for Senses (Designing with Emotion)
Study of the Brain
Synaesthesia
Community- Connecting the Community – Bringing a sense of identity to people who have lost it

Rationale

The project could be important to the designer because of a personal relationship to the context (maybe a grandparent had dementia).

Methodology

Secondary research about Dementia
Secondary research on Memory and how the brain works
Secondary research on synaesthesia and what does it do in the brain and how could that relate to memory
Primary Research: (Research through Behavioral /  Social Science / Observational Methods)
1. Neurologist
2. People suffering from dementia
3. Old Age Homes
4. Care takers for the elderly
Create and test out early prototypes on a group of people with dementia (Design research through Design)
Find out through primary research what music means to people- what type of songs correspond to what type of emotions
What does identity mean to people

Predicted Resolutions

Making something that connects memory to an object and connects object to music

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