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Assistive media for wellbeing

Frohlich, David M., Corrigan-Kavanagh, Emily, Campbell, Sarah, Chrysanthaki, Theopisti, Castro, Paula, Zaine, Isabel and Campos Pimentel, Maria da Graça (2020) Assistive media for wellbeing In: HCI and design in the context of dementia. Human–Computer Interaction Series . Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-030-32834-4

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Personal digital media such as photos, music and films play a pervasive part in contemporary life by helping us to remember the past, communicate with each other and represent our identity to others. In this chapter we explore the value of such media for supporting wellbeing in older age, drawing on concepts from literatures on art, reminiscence and music therapy. Theoretically we argue for a new category of assistive technologies involving media creation and consumption to enhance wellbeing. We propose a framework for understanding and designing such assistive media systems which highlights the interaction between media item, author and audience. This framework is then illustrated through early attempts to explore a new kind of digital story therapy for people with dementia in a residential care setting. We conclude with recommendations for the design of future ‘assistive media’ systems and experiences that might enhance not only the lives of people with dementia, but also those around them.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Frohlich, David
Castro, Paula
Zaine, Isabel
Campos Pimentel, Maria da Graça
Date : 9 September 2020
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-32835-1
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Additional Information : Series ISSN: 1571-5035
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 02 Jun 2020 11:34
Last Modified : 02 Jun 2020 11:34

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