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dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Kim A.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-20T19:56:58Z
dc.date.available2015-10-20T19:56:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/65850
dc.description.abstractIt is estimated that “the number of older Americans afflicted by Alzheimer disease and related dementias will triple to 13 million persons by 2050, thus greatly increasing healthcare needs” (Bharucha, Anand, Forlizzi, Dew, Reynolds, Stevens & Wactlar, 2009). As several studies show that forgetting names is what disturbs older people the most about memory loss, this research explores potential therapies for face-name recognition (Carroll, Bulletin, 27, & 2010, n.d.). This project is a prototype of a mobile application to help those diagnosed with early to moderate stage dementia improve face-name recognition. The prototype was developed using free online tools. Development of the mobile application incorporates Cooley’s theory of Human Centered Design as well as several Universal Principles of Design that are important considerations for the target audience of the elderly, diagnosed with dementia. This project explores the how and why the elderly need to be considered when designing mobile applications. This paper explores the methodology used to design the online prototype as well as the assessment of the prototype’s potential benefits and shortcomings. The prototype voice over demonstration can be viewed at http://www.screencast.com/t/gmiVsh2THh9. The prototype creation can be viewed at https://www.fluidui.com/editor/live/preview/p_xKznQ6uInTdTWhSlX8FcPQS35JUIBy7q.14193816310 57en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipRussell L. Kahn, adviser ; Kathryn Stam, adviseren_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectdementiaen_US
dc.subjectassistive technologiesen_US
dc.subjectface-name recognitionen_US
dc.subjectdesignen_US
dc.subjectmobile deviceen_US
dc.subjectmobile appen_US
dc.subjectprototypeen_US
dc.subjectAlzheimeren_US
dc.subjectcaregiveren_US
dc.subjectelderlyen_US
dc.subjectbaby boomersen_US
dc.subjectwireframingen_US
dc.subjectiPaden_US
dc.subjecttableten_US
dc.subjectreminiscent therapyen_US
dc.subjectcognitiveen_US
dc.subjectearly stageen_US
dc.subjectmoderate stageen_US
dc.subjectfacesen_US
dc.subjectnamesen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.subjecthuman interface guidelinesen_US
dc.subjectfonten_US
dc.subjectappen_US
dc.subjecttoolen_US
dc.subjectiOSen_US
dc.subjectcaregiveren_US
dc.subjectthesisen_US
dc.subjectFavorite Facesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Design and Technologyen_US
dc.titleFavorite Faces App: Design and Review of a Mobile App Prototype to Help Improve FaceName Recognition for those with Early to Moderate Stage Dementiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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