As our population ages, the number of people with dementia rises. However, products are often not built to reflect what people living with dementia want and can use.
People living with dementia have great ideas from their lived experience. Designing with them means your technology will be more intuitive and ultimately more accessible to a wide range of people.
We can and should
● Create inclusive products for people living with dementia.
● Complement and respect personhood with these products.
● Include people living with dementia in the process.
Designing to reflect personhood really just means designing for people—people with values, beliefs, and a sense of self. People who want to have fun, form relationships, and live life to its fullest. The process may be challenging at times and will often require more flexibility and patience. However, the impact you make in this emerging field will be meaningful and well worth the effort!
Date created: March 18, 2022