Life network – computer application for biographical work

Within the framework of the benefit research promotion programme PlanSinn worked on the development of an application designed to enable older people to collect their own memories, establish relationships within them and play with the results.

The project is based on an approach to dementia prevention which recognises that memory training and intellectual stimulation can be used to delay the onset of dementia. Within the framework of the R&D project PlanSinn was responsible for the iterative design process, devised the test setting and conducted two runs of tests with representatives of the stakeholder group in individual and pair settings. The trans-disciplinary research team subsequently performed a phenomenological evaluation of the video sequences and used the findings to optimise the prototype in terms of usability, acceptance and other factors.