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Cognition – Case studies

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Ello

The project developed a compact folding mobile phone specifically for use by older people who struggle cognitively with screen-based digital technology.

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STIK

This four-part communications toolkit helps designers with dyslexia to take briefs, capture ideas and arrive at solutions that can be communicated to their clients.

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Infood

A project to develop an accessible graphic system based on symbols for food packaging to enable consumers to quickly and easily determine the ingredients of any product.

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Mind Book

The design team developed a ‘virtual scrapbook’ that triggers memories and facilitates positive interaction between people with dementia, their families and carers.

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Ormsthwaite House

This project designed the blueprint for a modular care home in order to address the cognitive challenges of people with dementia.

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Memory Clinics

This project explored the provision of Memory Clinics as a walk-in proactive service on the high street that champions and monitors the maintenance of mental acuity.

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Time 2

The project developed an interface device to support older people facing cognitive decline to carry out daily tasks.

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From A to D

This project developed a portable navigational tool that works alongside more permanent wayfinding structures to guide people with dementia. It was implemented in Romford town centre.

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Chalk

This project worked with an older person to develop Chalk, a device which makes the functions on the mobile phone available in a large, accessible and familiar ‘blackboard’ format.

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Read Regular

This design study created a new sans serif typeface called Read, designed specifically to help people with dyslexia to improve reading and writing.

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TwoTone Phone

This project with BT set out to address digital exclusion by developing creative new ways to connect the over-60s to the communication benefits of broadband.

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Living in the Community

This project looks at how residential buildings can be made more friendly for young adults with autism and offers design guidance for architects and service providers.

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Design and Dementia

A design study looking at ways to improve dining and bedroom environments in care homes for residents with dementia.

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