19-20 September 2019: Mind International Conference

This secondment, which was hosted by Alexianer St Hedwig Hospital in Berlin and Technische Universität Dresden, was focused on the MinD international conference 2019. Under the motto “Designing with and for People with Dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and Happiness”, the conference represented a unique opportunity to share state-of-the-art work in this field as well as  to shape  future … [Read more…]

10 August 2019: Design evaluation in four countries

Now in its fourth and final year, the MinD project team is working on drawing together all the insights from this exciting research. During this secondment, which took place in the Netherlands during July, seven visiting colleagues spent two weeks hosted by their Dutch partners analysing and comparing findings from the design evaluations, improving parts … [Read more…]

17 May 2019: MinD conference, Design and policy guidelines, Analysing evaluation data

The fourth and final scheduled secondment to Luxembourg took place during May. The Luxembourg secondments have often been about taking stock, writing and planning. This meeting has followed on in that vein. During an extended fortnight, 13 people participated, including five colleagues from Alzheimer Europe. Two of our group, Vjera Holthoff and Rosa Almeida, gave … [Read more…]

21 May 2018: People with dementia, carers and MinD project members meet for the third time to work together

May 2018 has seen another MinD secondment in the UK. The University of Wolverhampton and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK, jointly hosted visiting researchers from Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain and Russia to work on the two MinD design ideas. During the two weeks, the designers and psychologist worked in two teams on design … [Read more…]

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…]