Thursday, April 22, 2021
Workshop Session I
Registration Fee: $20

Presenters

  • Lillian Hung, University of British Columbia
  • Ellen Guo, University of British Columbia
  • Margaret Lin, University of British Columbia

Session Description:

Technology can help support people with dementia in their daily lives. However, people with dementia are often not fully involved in the development process of new technology. This lack of involvement of people with dementia in developing technology-based interventions can lead to low adoption, early abandonment, and waste resources. This workshop will review the current landscape in the involvement of people with dementia in developing technology-based interventions. Participants will be involved to explore facilitators and barriers to the meaningful participation of users in technology development. We will discuss a case example – the development of a family connection app – WhatMatters. 

Objectives:

  • To describe the current landscape in involving people with dementia in developing technology-based interventions. 
  • To explore the facilitators and barriers to the meaningful involvement of users in technology development.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the following:

  1. The participants will be able to articulate the current landscape in the involvement of people with dementia in developing technology-based interventions.
  2. The participants will outline the facilitators and barriers to the meaningful involvement of users in technology development.

Format

The workshop will be structured into two parts. 

Part A involves presenting the current landscape in the involvement of people with dementia in developing technology-based interventions.

Part B will be a breakout room discussion about what helps and hinders user involvement in technology development. Then we will summarize the workshop by outline key recommendations.  Awe will use a live poll for validation.