Portrait: portraying individuality

Gemma Webster, Deborah I. Fels, Gary Gowans, Norman Alm

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    Abstract

    People with dementia who live in care homes can have very little social interaction. Care staff have limited time to spend with each person and communication difficulties can make it difficult to get to know the person with dementia as a person. This paper presents Portrait a software tool to enable care staff to get to know a person with dementia quickly. An initial usability study was carried out to evaluate the system with inexperienced computer users. The study was conducted in two iterations collecting data on ease of use, preference of features, level of training required and how engaging Portrait was to use. Overall Portrait was very positively recieved with no major usability issues and all participants rated the system as either engaging or very engaging and fun to use.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Computers Helping people with special needs, Proceedings PT2
    EditorsK Miesenberger, J Klaus, W Zagler, A Karshmer
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages576-583
    Number of pages8
    Volume6180 LNCS
    ISBN (Print)9783642140990
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 14 Jul 201016 Jul 2010
    http://www.icchp.org/node/293

    Conference

    Conference12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
    Abbreviated titleICCHP 2010
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period14/07/1016/07/10
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Multimedia
    • Dementia
    • Personality
    • Person Centred
    • Care Aid
    • COMMUNICATION SUPPORT
    • DEMENTIA
    • PEOPLE
    • CARE

    Cite this

    Webster, G., Fels, D. I., Gowans, G., & Alm, N. (2010). Portrait: portraying individuality. In K. Miesenberger, J. Klaus, W. Zagler, & A. Karshmer (Eds.), Computers Helping people with special needs, Proceedings PT2 (Vol. 6180 LNCS, pp. 576-583). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14100-3_86