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Compassionate Design: A methodology for advanced dementia (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Treadaway, C., Fennell, J., & Taylor, A. (2020). Compassionate Design: A methodology for advanced dementia. In Design 4 Health 2020 Conference Proceedings. , (667-673)

Predicted increases in the numbers of people living into the advanced stages of dementia pose a significant problem for health and care providers around the world. Finding ways to ameliorate the distressing dementia symptoms of anxiety and depression... Read More about Compassionate Design: A methodology for advanced dementia.

Open doors: Designing playful objects for dementia (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fennell, J., Treadaway, C., & Taylor, A. (2019). Open doors: Designing playful objects for dementia

This design-based submission comprises a prototype design for a playful object for use in dementia care and the ‘Open Doors’documentary video that explains the underpinning research collaboration. LUMA is a hand-held playful object, designed for peop... Read More about Open doors: Designing playful objects for dementia.

Designing folding interventions for positive moments (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Souyave, J., Treadaway, C., Fennell, J., & Walters, A. (2019). Designing folding interventions for positive moments

People living in the advanced stages of dementia are often confined to a bed or chair and spend many hours unoccupied. Hand-based activities that are ‘in the moment’ and provide stimulation have the potential to relieve agitation, reduce stress and p... Read More about Designing folding interventions for positive moments.

Designing for playfulness through compassion: Design for advanced dementia (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Treadaway, C., Fennell, J., Taylor, A., & Kenning, G. (2018). Designing for playfulness through compassion: Design for advanced dementia. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health

The LAUGH project is a recently completed international three-year UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)funded design research project. Outcomes from the research include a collection of playful objects designed to support the wellbeing of peo... Read More about Designing for playfulness through compassion: Design for advanced dementia.

Compassionate Design: How to Design for Advanced Dementia – a toolkit for designers (2018)
Book
Treadaway, C., Fennell, J., Prytherch, D., Kenning, G., Prior, A., Walters, A., & Taylor, A. (2018). Compassionate Design: How to Design for Advanced Dementia – a toolkit for designers. Cardiff Met Press

One of the major challenges facing the world today is how to care for the increasing numbers of older people in society and help them to live well, right until the end of their lives. The World Health Organisation and Alzheimer’s International have i... Read More about Compassionate Design: How to Design for Advanced Dementia – a toolkit for designers.

Compassionate creativity: Co-design for advanced dementia (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Treadaway, C., Taylor, A., & Fennell, J. (2018). Compassionate creativity: Co-design for advanced dementia. In The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity Conference Proceedings. , (379-386)

One of the most pressing challenges facing designers today is how to create appropriate, useful and safe designs for people living with advanced dementia. Dementia is a complex disease that presents and progresses differently for each individual. Thi... Read More about Compassionate creativity: Co-design for advanced dementia.

Compassionate design for dementia care (2018)
Journal Article
Treadaway, C., Taylor, A., & Fennell, J. (2019). Compassionate design for dementia care. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 7(3), 144-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/21650349.2018.1501280

One of the most pressing challenges facing designers today is how to create appropriate, useful and safe designs for people living with advanced dementia. Dementia is a complex disease that presents and progresses differently for each individual. Thi... Read More about Compassionate design for dementia care.

Evaluation or ‘anecdote’? Understanding the impact of design (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Kenning, G., Treadaway, C., Fennell, J., & Prytherch, D. (2018). Evaluation or ‘anecdote’? Understanding the impact of design. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health. , (277-282)

Designers are increasingly engaging in participatory co-design approaches to understand the needs and wants of the people who will engage with the artefacts produced. These approaches are particularly relevant for design that focuses on social change... Read More about Evaluation or ‘anecdote’? Understanding the impact of design.

Design for dementia: Making spaces for uncertainty (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Fennell, J., Treadaway, C., & Kenning, G. (2017). Design for dementia: Making spaces for uncertainty. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017. , (117-120)

This paper presents research undertaken as part of the LAUGH project to explore design processes and design of hand held playful objects for people living with advanced dementia. A series of six co-design workshops were carried out with experts in re... Read More about Design for dementia: Making spaces for uncertainty.

How do we create attractive personalised and customised care? (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Fennell, J., & Treadaway, C. (2017). How do we create attractive personalised and customised care?

This position paper contends that care can only be useful when it understands the personal context of care and can be shaped to accommodate individual needs. To design with care and to care through design we need to develop a designerly empathic atti... Read More about How do we create attractive personalised and customised care?.

Designing playful objects to support subjective wellbeing for people living with dementia (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Treadaway, C., & Fennell, J. (2016, December). Designing playful objects to support subjective wellbeing for people living with dementia. Poster presented at Understanding Dementia (USWDEM)

This poster presents research that is investigating the development of playful objects for people living with advanced dementia. The Ludic Artifacts Using Gesture and Haptics (LAUGH) research is a three-year international interdisciplinary project, b... Read More about Designing playful objects to support subjective wellbeing for people living with dementia.

LAUGH: Designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementia (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Treadaway, C., Kenning, G., Prytherch, D., & Fennell, J. (2016). LAUGH: Designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementia

Dementia comprises a number of degenerative neurological diseases. It is a complex condition and each person’s experience and symptoms are different. There is a growing awareness of the need for well-designed products and services to assist with deme... Read More about LAUGH: Designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementia.

In the moment: Designing for late stage dementia (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Treadaway, C., Prytherch, D., Kenning, G., & Fennell, J. (2016). In the moment: Designing for late stage dementia

This paper presents international multidisciplinary design research to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia. The LAUGH project aims to develop playful artefacts that will contribute to non-pharmacological personalised approaches to ca... Read More about In the moment: Designing for late stage dementia.

Designing for wellbeing in late stage dementia (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Treadaway, C., Fennell, J., Kenning, G., Prytherch, D., & Walters, A. (2016). Designing for wellbeing in late stage dementia. In Co-creating Pathways to Well-being (book of proceedings). , (126-129)

This paper presents research that is developing new ways of supporting the wellbeing of people with late stage dementia through the development of playful objects. The LAUGH project is an international AHRC funded design research project that is usin... Read More about Designing for wellbeing in late stage dementia.