Lenaerts / Development of a Handover Approach in Design for Dementia

Development of a Handover Approach in Design for Dementia

Authors: Lieke Lenaerts, Niels Hendriks, Andrea Wilkinson

Supervisors: Niels Hendriks, Dr., LUCA School of Arts – KU Leuven, (Promotor); Bart Geerts, Dr., LUCA School of Arts – KU Leuven, (Co-promotor); Andrea Wilkinson, Dr., LUCA School of Arts – KU Leuven, (Co-promotor); Rita Maldonado Branco, Dr., University of Minho; Rens Brankaert, Dépôts des Arts

Research stage: Initial doctoral stage

Category: Extended abstract

Affiliation: LUCA School of Arts – KU Leuven

Abstract

In design practice it’s often challenging for designers to meet PLWD. In these cases there’s a need for handover approaches to transfer unique experiences with PLWD from one designer who had experiences with PLWD to members of the design team who are unable to meet PLWD.

This paper describes 3 concerns in the development of handover approaches, that emerged from a literature review combined with ethnographic research. These concerns provide a framework for the creation of a video installation as a tool to handover unique experiences with PLWD.

Keywords: People living with dementia, dementia, design for dementia, handover tools