Literature review – a summary so far

Research_positionI will write about these positions far more detailed in upcoming posts, but used this diagram to collect and sort initial ideas. Comparable to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, I think there is a development in designing technology around dementia, which is expressed in this diagram by positions starting in the middle and showing more current positions on the outer ring. The quotes selected around are some that indicate upcoming research topics in my opinion. In addition to a shift in topics that are addressed, there is also a trend towards participatory design, though I have seen little indication of research on design made BY people living with dementia. I also propose that there is a trend towards a more active view on people living with dementia, which does not necessarily see them institutionalised, but rather in their own home or even more active and on the move.

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