Discovering narratives: Multi-sensory approach towards designing with people with dementia

Elaine Czech, Mina Shibasaki, Keitaro Tsuchiya, Roshan L. Peiris, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

Building off of previous Human-Computer Interaction research on reminiscent and art therapy, this case study examines using a multi-modal album to help older residents with dementia engage with others while sharing portions of their life story. The narratives contained within the album were designed in cooperation with assisted care home residents with dementia. However, due to the progression of their dementia, adaptions to standard interviewing processes for gathering the narratives were needed. Through the use of multi-sensory stimulates (visual and somatic), over time, we were able to understand our participants' narratives as well as their personhood. Furthermore, the adaptions led to questioning the importance of narrative accuracy and the ultimate purpose of building the albums. The next phase is to evaluate the long-term effects of the creation process and the albums themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2020 - Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 25
Event2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2020 Apr 252020 Apr 30

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period20/4/2520/4/30

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • Haptics
  • Narration
  • Storytelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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