Print Email Facebook Twitter Designing a personal music assistant that enhances the social, cognitive, and affective experiences of people with dementia Title Designing a personal music assistant that enhances the social, cognitive, and affective experiences of people with dementia Author Peeters, M.M.M. Harbers, M. Neerincx, M.A. Publication year 2016 Abstract Research shows that music with a strong personal meaning can enhance the social, cognitive, and affective experiences of both people with dementia (PwD) and their social environment. We applied a human-centred design method, called situated Cognitive Engineering, to develop the conceptual design and design rationale of the Music ePartner. The design rationale specifies the general knowledge-base (ontology), context (use cases), and expected effects (claims) of the ePartner support. Three functionalities were developed through rapid prototyping: (1) annotated play lists, (2) a music and picture album, and (3) a picture slide show. Accompanied by a close relative, five PwD participated in a formative evaluation of the prototype at their regular day care centres. All participants interacted with all three functionalities of the prototype as they would in their natural setting. The researchers observed participants' responses to the prototype using observational scoring forms, and interviewed participants about their experiences using semi-structured interviews. Results showed that the music stimulated PwD to tell life stories related to the songs. Furthermore, music evoked positive individual and group experiences. Specific constraints, additional user needs, and interaction requirements for the Music ePartner resulted in a refinement of both the requirements baseline and the design rationale. Â© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Subject Human & Operational ModellingPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesDementiaDesignePartnerExperience sharingMusicPersonalisationConceptual designKnowledge based systemsNeurodegenerative diseasesDementiaePartnerExperience sharingMusicPersonalisationDesign To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e0a285fb-3b2a-46b3-8816-1a008eb7aa51 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.06.003 TNO identifier 537413 Publisher Elsevier Ltd ISSN 0747-5632 Source Computers in Human Behavior, 63, 727-737 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.