For my Social Design master class, I was asked to join a research group of choice to design a relevant object or product. I chose to work with the 'social spaces' research group, that had been researching social spaces for about four years. At that time, the group was investigating all aspects of living with (people with) dementia.
Through intensive social research -I spent an entire weekend in a closed institution for people with dementia- I came up with this app concept for tablet devices, which should be an improvement to these peoples' lives. The app is an interactive version of a persons' Lifebook. These books are already existing, but only in physical form. A lifebook is basically a scrapbook that tells the entire life of a person through pictures and small anecdotes. Making an interactive app out of them would be a big upgrade. It makes the experience a lot more intense, delivers a new level of entertainment, helps with the training of the brain and also stimulates people to make more gestures with their arms, hands and fingers.
Here are some screenshots of the demo version I created.