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

McNaney, Roisin, Vines, John, Welsh, Daniel, Mercer, Jamie, Mexter, Leon and Young, Tony (2017) DemYouth: Co-Designing and Enacting Tools to Support Young People’s Engagement with People with Dementia. In: CHI 2017, 6th - 11th May 2017, Colorado, USA.

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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 codesign 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 for future systems that support these needs and reflect on some of the complexities we faced around engaging young people in this difficult topic of discussion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Young people; Dementia; Co-design; Mobile Applications
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Vines
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 15:03
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 07:19

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