Designing an interface usable by people with dementia

Norman Alm*, Richard Dye, Gary Gowans, Jim Campbell, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

22 Citations (Scopus)


Caring for people with dementia will be one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Advancing technology may offer ways to augment and supplement human care, if it is sensitively designed with the needs of potential users always taken into account. Developing an interface that a person with dementia can make sense of and use is a difficult goal. Beginning to meet this challenge is one aspect of a programme we have embarked on to develop a multi-media system that can be used to help people with dementia communicate better with others. Reminiscence work with people with dementia is a valuable tool for enabling them to participate meaningfully in conversations. We are developing a system which uses multimedia technology as an effective vehicle for delivering reminiscence stimulus and thus conversation support for people with dementia. Multi-media, dementia, reminiscence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 Conference on Universal Usability, CCU 2003
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventProceedings of the 2003 Conference on Universal Usability, CCU 2003 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 10 Nov 200311 Nov 2003


ConferenceProceedings of the 2003 Conference on Universal Usability, CCU 2003
CityVancouver, BC


Dive into the research topics of 'Designing an interface usable by people with dementia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this