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Meaningful Spaces, Meaningful Places: Co-creating VR Experiences with People Living with Dementia

Cheung, Ethan, Ppali, Sophia, Xygkou, Anna, Covaci, Alexandra, Jawharieh, Hiba H, Thomas, Clare L, Ang, Chee Siang (2023) Meaningful Spaces, Meaningful Places: Co-creating VR Experiences with People Living with Dementia. In: DIS '23 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference. . ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-9898-5. (doi:10.1145/3563703.3596624) (KAR id:102105)


Drawing inspiration from collaborative art-making, our study presents the methodology and findings of a process of co-creating meaningful spaces with individuals living with dementia, and the subsequent exploration of these spaces from a first-person perspective in virtual reality (VR). We examine the dual role of art as a means of communication for expressing emotions and thoughts, as well as a tool for empowerment and transformation which leads to new experiences and perspectives. Through this, our work contributes to the understanding and development of innovative, non-pharmacological interventions for enhancing the emotional well-being and quality of life of people living with dementia.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/3563703.3596624
Uncontrolled keywords: Dementia, Virtual Reality, Co-creation, Collaborative Art-Making, Workshops
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2023 10:11 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2023 10:16 UTC
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