Framework for Co-Creation with People Living with Dementia

Conference: The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2022)
Title: Framework for Co-Creation with People Living with Dementia
Stream: Built Environment
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Jonas Rehn-Groenendijk, Darmstadt University of Applied Science, Germany
Evangelia Chrysikou, University College London, United Kingdom
Loukia Minetou, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Eva Hernandez Garcia, University College London, United Kingdom
Eleftheria Savvopoulou, Synthesis Architects, Greece
Hina Lad, University College London, United Kingdom


When aiming for built environments and systems that foster resiliency and resources, one of the most crucial aspects of design is to properly address the users’ needs. While comprehensive research and an empathetic mindsets are important prerequisites of this process, the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders cannot be compensated but any methodology.

With regards to co-creation with people with dementia, this can pose additional challenges as participants might have difficulties to articulate their feelings and thoughts or design teams might struggle to come up with interactive formats that fit the current mental and physical abilities of the participants. Therefore, understanding key requirements and principles that are particular for the field of neurodiversity can be of great help in order to successfully engage users in the design process.

Based on the results of a transdisciplinary research project at UCL in cooperation with other stakeholders from academia and practise, this paper outlines a framework for developing co-creation workshops and approaches for people living with dementia and other forms of neurodiversity. Advise is given on what parameters to consider when planning and conducting co-creative activities.

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