CfP: International MinD Conference 2019
Designing with and for People with Dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and Happiness
Date: Thursday-Friday 19-20 September 2019
Venue: TU Dresden, Germany
Conference Chairs: Dr Christian Wölfel, Prof Kristina Niedderer, Dr Rebecca Cain, Dr Geke Ludden

The conference will provide a trans-disciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, end-users and policy makers from the design and health care professions to exchange and discuss new findings, approaches and methods for using design to improve dementia care and to support people with dementia and their carers.

With ca. 10.9 million people affected by dementia in Europe, with numbers set to double by 2050 (Prince, Guerchet and Prina 2013), with 20 million carers, and with no cure in sight, research into care to improve the quality of life of people with dementia is essential, to encourage and enable them to engage in activities that are in line with their interests and experiences (Alcove 2013; Alzheimer’s Society 2013).

Design can help to support social, leisure, creative activities. It can help empower people with dementia offering choices and aiding decision-making. Design can support the individual person, or change the environment. This can take the form of a product, of systems or services, of the built or natural environment. The importance is to use design to help reduce stigma and exclusion, and instead to improve well-being and social inclusion to create happiness.

The International MinD Conference invites submissions from a diverse range of researchers and practitioners from the various design and health disciplines, including product and interior design, craft, information and communication technologies, architecture and the built environment, psychiatry, psychology, geriatrics and others who make a relevant contribution to the field.

8 February 2019 – Extended final date for full paper submissions
8 February 2019 – Extended final date for Design proposal submissions

More information and application:
31.01.2019 um 14:33 Uhr

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