September 2017: The MinD project works with partners in Barcelona and consults with healthcare experts

For Visit 17, the main design phase of the project continues. MinD colleagues met at Eurecat, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and Pich Architects offices in Barcelona. The design team worked on the development of design proposals in response to the three (originally four) remaining ‘transition areas’: Coming to terms with emotions; Maintaining social participation; Negotiation … [Read more…]

MinD Design Development in Germany, September 2017

For Visit 16, the main design phase of the project, MinD colleagues met at the Alexianer Hospital in Berlin and at TU Dresden. The guest researchers and various hosting colleagues worked together on the development of design proposals in response to three ‘transition areas’ – areas where people with dementia and their carers are most … [Read more…]

MinD Design visit in Barcelona – June 2017

Participants from University of Wolverhampton (UK), University of Twente (NL), University of Dresden (GER), and Panton design agency (NL) were hosted by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and PICH architects, both Barcelona-based. During this visit, the team worked (together with our hosts) on developing mindful design topics and concepts based on the design themes developed … [Read more…]

First MinD Symposium 2016

The  first MinD symposium 2016, which will be held on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at Europe House, London, UK. You can find details of the final programme with all confirmed speakers here  The symposium will discuss the use of design mindfulness in dementia care, and explore the role of design in supporting dementia care and … [Read more…]

MinD visit to Barcelona – October 2016

The sixth secondment of the MinD project ‘Designing for People with Dementia’ in October was the first secondment wholly dedicated to design. It saw a renewed discussion on the basic tenets of the MinD framework and its application through design. Fuelled by a series of inspiring presentations and visits centred on architecture and wellbeing and … [Read more…]

MinD goes to the Netherlands

Participants of the MinD project had been hosted by the University of Twente and Zorggroep Sint Maarten in Enschede and Panton in Deventer for the two weeks visit of the 4th secondment between 19.09.2016 and 03.10.2016 in the Netherlands. The first week was devoted to introduce the Dutch institutions to participants and to prepare the … [Read more…]