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LAUGH: Ludic Artefacts Using Gestures and Haptics

Project Member(s): Kenning, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (Arts and Humanities Research Council UK Research Grants)

Start year: 2015

Summary: The LAUGH project builds on the applicant¿s previous AHRC funded research investigating handcraft, playfulness and wellbeing and OPAN and HEFCW funded research into ageing. The UK Co-I will bring to the project track record of research concerning haptics and dementia and the International Co-I in technology, handcraft and wellbeing.


Kenning, G & Treadaway, C 2018, 'Designing for dementia: iterative grief and transitional objects', Mortality and Design in Design Issues, vol. 34, no. 1.

Treadaway, C, Prytherch, D, Kenning, G & Fennell, J 2017, 'In the moment: designing for late stage dementia', Design Issues, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press).

Kenning, G & Treadaway, C 2015, 'Art and Design Research for in the Moment Fun and Pleasure', Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Health Australia, Sydney.

Treadaway, C, Kenning, G, Prytherch, D & Fennell, J 2016, 'Laugh: designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementia', Proceedings - D and E 2016: 10th International Conference on Design and Emotion - Celebration and Contemplation, Design and Emotion, International Design and Emotion Society, Amsterdam.

Treadaway, C, Prytherch, D, Kenning, G & Fennell, J 2016, 'In the moment: designing for late stage dementia', Design Research Society 2016 (DRS2016), Design Research Society (UK) International Conference, Design Research Society, Brighton UK.

Keywords: Ageing, dementia, wellbeing, arts, handcrafts, craft, design, creativity

FOR Codes: Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified, Design Innovation, Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified, Health Related to Ageing, Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified, Health not elsewhere classified