WP8 Update Year 4

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. The conference will be held in September 2019 and has 45 registered participants.

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 (see references below).

A chapter was submitted for a book on Design and Dementia.

Work on several other papers has continued. Some journal papers are still under review and some are expected to be submitted end of 2019 and early 2020 (two journal papers in WP3, one journal paper in WP4, one in WP6 and two journal papers in WP2).

The MinD newsletter is sent out periodically to the MinD public discussion list and news of the MinD project is also being published through the Alzheimer Europe’s monthly newsletter.

The project website is being 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.


Journal paper

Ludden, G. D. S. , van Rompay, T. J. L., Niedderer, K., & Tournier, I. (2019). Environmental design for dementia care – towards more meaningful experiences through design. Maturitas, 128, 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.06.011

Conference papers

Craven et al (2019) Evaluation methods as part of the co-design process for assistive and wellbeing products for and with people with dementia focused on social engagement and mindfulness. Proceedings of the International MinD Conference, September 19-20, 2019 Dresden.

Lim et al (2019) What is needed to obtain informed consent and monitor capacity for a successful study involving people with mild dementia? Our experience in a multi-centre study. Proceedings of the international MinD conference, Conference, September 19-20, 2019 Dresden.

Link to online open access source for these papers will be provided through the MinD website once they are available.