Considering people living with dementia when designing interfaces

Claire Ancient, Alice Good

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Dementia is an escalating problem which is estimated to affect 35.6 million people worldwide. In an environment which is becoming increasingly dependent on technology, the interaction needs of people living with dementia is being ignored by interface designers. This paper aims to highlight the factors which should be considered when designing interfaces to be "dementia-friendly". The article draws on the limited previous research to suggest that interfaces need to consider two main factors: personalisation (which includes both accessibility and usability) and user acceptance (including the experience produced by the interfaces and barriers to technology adoption).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, user experience, and usability. User experience design practice
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, proceedings, part IV
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
ISBN (Print)9783319076379
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


  • Dementia, Interface guidelines


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