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Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

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Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices : Co-design or co-creation? / Tsekleves, Emmanouil; Bingley, Amanda Faith; Lujan Escalante, Male; Gradinar, Adrian Ioan.

In: Dementia, 08.08.2018.

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title = "Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?",
abstract = "Stimulating active, social interactions for people with dementia is an important and timely chal- lenge that merits continuing attention in design research. The idea of using participatory co-design to engage people with dementia is attracting increased interest. In this paper, we draw on our qualitative study that used a playful, participatory arts approach to explore the ways co-design could be implemented in a group of 12 people with dementia and their carers, and developed practical recommendations, in the form of a set of playing cards, for other researchers and caregivers to work in similar ways. The emphasis is on the value of play and playfulness, providing a ‘magic circle’ (Huizinga, 1955) that fosters the required conditions for a co-creative, co-design space. This aims to encourage social interaction between people with dementia, to stimulate imagination and creativity; and engage even the most the reticent, less confident members. Our observations, however, suggest that the exact notion and nature of co-design within the context of working with people with dementia is unclear. We critically explore wheth- er such participatory creative practices that engage people with dementia can be considered as purely co-design. In conclusion, we argue that such interaction is better described as co-creation and that this definition can still embrace considerable contribution and involvement by people with dementia in a co-design process.",
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