Development of a Handover Approach in Design for Dementia
Research stage: Initial doctoral stage
Category: Extended abstract
In design practice it’s often challenging for designers to meet PLWD – People Living with Dementia referring to people with dementia and their (in)formal caregiver network (Brankaert, 2016). 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 as a tool to handover unique experiences with PLWD. This video was presented at the CA²RE / CA²RE+ Ljubljana conference and provided valuable insights for future research.
Keywords: people living with dementia, dementia, design for dementia, handover tools