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HCID Research Seminar - Going Beyond Participatory Design - Making with Meaning




Speakers: Stephen Lindsay, Swansea University

Series: HCID Research Seminars

Seminar Abstract:

People living with physical disabilities have successfully engaged with the tools and techniques of the maker movement to create bespoke assistive technologies tailored to their unique personal circumstances. However, despite the aspirations of the maker movement, it is not easy to engage with, particularly for those living with cognitive disabilities. In the Making with Meaning project we are exploring the opportunities in this space by working with people living with acquired brain injury to help them build their own technology. Engaging with Making has  host of benefits ranging from the obvious tangible ones of owning a new, bespoke piece of technology to intangible ones such as acquiring new skillsets and therapeutic benefits arising from engaging in meaningful work.

About the speaker:

Dr Stephen Lindsay been a lecturer in Swansea’s Future Interaction Technologies lab since 2012. He completed his doctoral thesis on the topic of participatory design with older adults and people living with dementia. Through his work on participatory design he has developed an interest in the challenges applying these design methods with non-traditional stakeholders and now he mainly works within the context of health and wellbeing alongside people living with chronic health conditions.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmFriday 13th April 2018

AG08 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom