Collaborative futures: A technology design approach to support living well with dementia

Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2017, pp. 397 - 401
Issue Date:
Full metadata record
Files in This Item:
Filename Description Size
E35F48B2-78E0-4FE4-A98F-5E3CA3BA1C30 am.pdfAccepted Manuscript version619.47 kB
Adobe PDF
© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery. All rights reserved. This paper presents insights into Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) offering clear differentiation in the circumstances, needs and challenges of people with YOD from those with late onset dementia. We point to opportunities for the potential role of digital technology to improve the experiences of people living with YOD. This is important because while HCI has long engaged with dementia, these efforts have been predominantly focused on designing technologies for elderly people experiencing dementia. In particular, this paper highlights concerns raised by people with YOD which have significant impact for HCI researchers when engaging people with YOD in research and in technology design. As such, this paper argues for a broadening of HCI research to include YOD and to rethink current research and design methods in 'dementia and technology' settings.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: