Issues with Designing Dementia-Friendly Interfaces

  • Claire Ancient
  • Alice Good
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)


People with dementia are a rapidly growing demographic. In a world which is increasingly dependent on computing, this large group of people is becoming technologically isolated, due to the ill-suited design of interfaces. This paper looks at the possible ’roadblocks’ which need to be considered when designing interfaces in order to ensure they are dementia-friendly. By considering the unique needs of a person with dementia, designers can ensure that their software is accessible to this demographic, hence potentially reducing the feelings of technological exclusion.


Dementia Interface Design Accessibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claire Ancient
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  • Alice Good
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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