Enabling Self, Intimacy and a Sense of Home in Dementia

An Enquiry into Design in a Hospital Setting

Jayne Wallace, Anja Thieme (Contributing member), Gavin Wood (Research group member), Guy Schofield (Research group member), Patrick Olivier (Research group member)

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    Abstract

    Design and digital technologies to support a sense of self and human relationships for people living with dementia are both urgently needed. We present an enquiry into design for dementia facilitated by a public art commission for an adult mental health unit in a hospital in the UK. The interactive art piece was informed by the notion of personhood in dementia that foregrounds the person's social being and interpersonal relationships as sites where self is maintained and constructed. How clients, clients' family members and staff used the piece is reported and insights related to the notions of home, intimacy, possessions and self are presented. The art piece served as window on both dementia and the institution leading to a number of insights and implications for design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI '12
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    EditorsJoseph A. Konstan, Ed H. Chi, Kristina Hook
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages2629-2638
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1015-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventCHI2012 - Texas, United States
    Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012

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    ConferenceCHI2012
    CountryUnited States
    CityTexas
    Period5/05/1210/05/12

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    Wallace, J., Thieme, A., Wood, G., Schofield, G., & Olivier, P. (2012). Enabling Self, Intimacy and a Sense of Home in Dementia: An Enquiry into Design in a Hospital Setting. In J. A. Konstan, E. H. Chi, & K. Hook (Eds.), CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2629-2638). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208654
    Wallace, Jayne ; Thieme, Anja ; Wood, Gavin ; Schofield, Guy ; Olivier, Patrick. / Enabling Self, Intimacy and a Sense of Home in Dementia : An Enquiry into Design in a Hospital Setting. CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. editor / Joseph A. Konstan ; Ed H. Chi ; Kristina Hook. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2012. pp. 2629-2638
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    CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ed. / Joseph A. Konstan; Ed H. Chi; Kristina Hook. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2012. p. 2629-2638.

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    Wallace J, Thieme A, Wood G, Schofield G, Olivier P. Enabling Self, Intimacy and a Sense of Home in Dementia: An Enquiry into Design in a Hospital Setting. In Konstan JA, Chi EH, Hook K, editors, CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2012. p. 2629-2638 https://doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208654