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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', Design Issues, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 42-53.
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Treadaway, C, Prytherch, D, Kenning, G & Fennell, J 1970, 'In the moment: designing for late stage dementia', Design Issues, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press).

Kenning, G & Treadaway, C 1970, '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 1970, '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, pp. 37-44.

Treadaway, C, Prytherch, D, Kenning, G & Fennell, J 1970, 'In the moment: designing for late stage dementia', DRS2016: Future-Focused Thinking, Design Research Society Conference 2016, Design Research Society, Brighton UK.
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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, Interaction and experience design , Visual arts, Arts not elsewhere classified, Other health not elsewhere classified