Living with Dementia. Re-engaging through Ambient Augmenting Activities
The Interactive Media Lab carries out innovative design informed by applied cognitive psychology and human factors engineering. How can redesign of environments and activities improve the quality of life for people living with dementia? In this workshop, we will explore the challenges of engaging people with dementia, managing their behaviours, and creating meaningful activities that they can participate in without continuous support. We will introduce some of the ambient activities developed with an industry partner (Ambient Activity), and discuss issues around designing for dementia. Our goal is to encourage an exchange of ideas and expertise between humanists, scientists, designers, and stakeholders.
This workshops is open to all within and outside academia. You are encouraged to register online.
McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
39A Queens Park Crescent E. – Parking available off 121 St. Joseph St. Toronto [map]