Designing an interface usable by people with dementia

Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis

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    Caring for people with dementia will be one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Advancing technology may offer ways to augment and supplement human care, if it is sensitively designed with the needs of potential users always taken into account. Developing an interface that a person with dementia can make sense of and use is a difficult goal. Beginning to meet this challenge is one aspect of a programme we have embarked on to develop a multi-media system that can be used to help people with dementia communicate better with others. Reminiscence work with people with dementia is a valuable tool for enabling them to participate meaningfully in conversations. We are developing a system which uses multimedia technology as an effective vehicle for delivering reminiscence stimulus and thus conversation support for people with dementia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 Conference on Universal Usability, CCU 2003
    Place of PublicationNew York, N.Y.
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)158113701X
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventCUU '03 Conference on Universal Usability - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Duration: 10 Nov 200311 Nov 2003


    ConferenceCUU '03 Conference on Universal Usability
    CityVancouver, B.C.
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