Designing with People Living with Dementia

This Disrupting Dementia tartan project was undertaken as part of Paul Rodgers’ Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Design Research Fellowship that aimed to explore how design can contribute to the design and development of a range of enhanced products, services, and systems for people living with dementia.

The Disrupting Dementia tartan project involved a number of co-design workshops held across Scotland from Kilmarnock in the South to Shetland in the North and Stornoway in the West to Aberdeen in the East. In total, 17 Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centres were visited and over 20 co-design workshops were held with over 130 people living with dementia participating.

During the creation of the Disrupting Dementia tartan, Paul Rodgers worked collaboratively with 130 people diagnosed with dementia across Scotland in the co-design and co-production of this new tartan.

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About paulrodgersdesign

I am Professor of Design Issues at Northumbria University School of Design. I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Design from Middlesex University,London, and a PhD in Product Design Assessment from the University of Westminster, London. My research explores the discipline of design and how disruptive design interventions can enact positive change in health and social care and elsewhere.

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