Semi-annual update – March 2019 to August 2019
The MinD project is now in the evaluation phase. Over the past half year the team has worked on managing and organizing the final conference. Submitted papers have been sent out for peer-review and a good selection of papers and workshops will form the body of the conference. The team has also invited three keynote speakers as representatives of important groups that the MinD project wants to be relevant for: a person with lived experience, a designer/ design researcher and a dementia researcher. The theme of the final conference is ‘Designing with and for people with dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and Happiness’ and the conference is organized in collaboration with the DRS Special Interest Group on Behaviour Change and the DRS Special Interest Group.
Throughout Mar – Aug 2019, work on the scientific publications (journal and conference papers) has continued. A journal paper that describes a meta-review on designing for dementia and presents two cases on design for care environments for people with dementia has been published in Maturitas. Two papers from the MinD team have been accepted for the MinD for Dementia conference. A chapter about the development of the Social Engagement Map was submitted for a book on HCI, Co-Design and Dementia. Work on several other papers has continued. Some journal papers are still under review (WP2, WP3) and some are expected to be submitted at the end of 2019 and early 2020 (WP3, WP4, WP6).
News of the MinD project is published monthly through the Alzheimer Europe’s monthly newsletter and is also available on the MinD website. The project website is also updated regularly with project information and updates related to the exchanges. The amount of followers on Twitter has again increased and the MinD account now has 381 followers.
Semi-annual web-update WP8 – September 2019 – February 2020
This update describes the final phase of the MinD project. On 19-20 September, the Technische Universität Dresden hosted the International Conference 2019 of the MinD Consortium, the DRS Special Interest Group on Behaviour Change and the DRS Special Interest Group on Wellbeing and Happiness. The theme of the final conference was ‘Designing with and for people with dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and Happiness’. The conference had 45 registered participants and was a lively event with three key note speakers, workshops, paper and poster presentations and many discussions. The MinD project team presented the project results in two papers at the conference.
The project team has also been working towards presenting results of the work in actionable formats that support wider spread of the results and accomplishments of the project. As a result of this several toolkits and documents were made available throuch the MinD website. Amongst these are the ‘Mind Co-design guidelines’ and ‘Mind Recommendations’. A ‘Persona Toolkit’ that is based on user research within MinD and that designers can use to create unique personas is also available on the MinD website.
Throughout Sept 2019 – Feb 2020, work on journal publications has also continued. Some journal papers are still under review (WP2, WP3) and some are expected to be submitted mid-2020 (WP3, WP4, WP6) as the last project results are being worked up.
News of the MinD project have been published monthly throughout the duration of the MinD project in Alzheimer Europe’s monthly newsletter and is also available on the MinD website. The project website is updated regularly with project information and updates related to the exchanges, and following the completion of the project with all its outcomes. The amount of followers on Twitter has again increased and the MinD account now has 406 followers.
All publications and other resources can be accessed from the resources pages (Guidelines, Recommendations and Toolkits), the publication pages (journal papers, chapters, conference papers and proceedings) and the conference pages (keynote presentations).