Sentic is an interactive music player with interchangeable modules to adapt the interface to suit the abilities of the person with dementia.
In this project, we investigated how a user interface could support people with dementia in having personal and direct access to a music-playing device. Despite a growing interest in designing technology for people with dementia, personal and direct access to systems are not always considered. Therefore, we designed Sentic, an interface concept of a music player of which the user interface can be tailored to fit the different abilities of people with dementia. This project shows briefly the insights from the design process of Sentic that was informed by workshop sessions with people with dementia. Sentic is proposed as an example of an alternative approach in designing interfaces that can be tailored to the different abilities of people with dementia.
Relevant literature and references
Dutch Design week 2018.
Dubai Design Week 2018 (Global Grad Show: https://globalgradshow.com/project/sentic/),
Demo paper at Designing Interactive Systems conference 2019 > Sentic: A tailored interface design for people with dementia to access music.
Book chapter in HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia 2020 > Designing Sentic: Participatory design with people living with dementia