Living with the user: design drama for dementia care through responsive scripted experiences in the home

Coughlan, Tim and Brown, Michael and Lawson, Glyn and McAuley, Derek and Baurley, Sharon and Tsai, Allen and Koppe, Therese and Elliott, Meretta and Green, Stephen and Martin, Jennifer L. (2014) Living with the user: design drama for dementia care through responsive scripted experiences in the home. In: ACM UbiComp '14, 13-17 Sept 2014, Seattle. (In Press)

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Abstract

Participation in forms of drama and narrative can provoke empathy and creativity in user-centred design processes. In this paper, we expand upon existing methods to explore the potential for responsive scripted experiences that are delivered through the combination of sensors and output devices placed in a home. The approach is being developed in the context of Dementia care, where the capacity for rich user participation in design activities is limited. In this case, a system can act as a proxy for a person with Dementia, allowing designers to gain experiences and insight as to what it is like to provide care for, and live with, this person. We describe the rationale behind the approach, a prototype system architecture, and our current work to explore the creation of scripted experiences for design, played out though UbiComp technologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Home, Design Drama, Dementia, Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp, Design
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Coughlan, Dr Tim
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 12:03
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 20:32
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3042

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