Postcard Memories: an interactive tablet application for elders with dementia

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  • Postcard Memories: an interactive tablet application for elders with dementia

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  • Keywords: Digital artifacts, early stage dementia, elders, universal sensitive inclusive design, social space, postcards, tangible artifacts, touchscreen tablet application.

    In this demonstration, we present ‘Postcard Memories’, an interactive tablet application to create a social space for elders with early stage dementia. The touchscreen tablet application encourages people to create, organize, and send digital postcards that combine photographs and short text with audio and video. Users can send digital or print postcards to family, friends, and caregivers to encourage memory recall and facilitate social interaction. Results from a mixed method user study indicate that people find the interaction with the application enjoyable and meaningful.

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