The Singaporean designer helping dementia patients with her award-winning ‘memory tool’
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH REWIND TODAY? ARE YOU STILL WORKING ON THE PROJECT AND DEVELOPING IT?
I am now working closely with a major local healthcare organization to further develop Rewind through a full-scale feasibility study and design refinement. I believe and hope that Rewind will greatly benefit seniors in time to come.
To ensure content will still be relevant to the next generation of older adults, I hope to set up an open source website to collect data from a wider audience. With everyone’s contribution, new gestures and interactions can be integrated and speak more to a wider population, essentially improving the lives of people with dementia and their families.
WHAT IS THE DESIGN INCUBATION CENTER (DIC)?
The DIC is a hands-on research laboratory and incubator at NUS with a mission to incubate ideas, projects and talent. He participates in the emergence of a new generation of Singaporean designers. We help NUS design students and recent graduates develop their projects and bring them to the production and commercialization stages.
By developing research, exploratory projects and educational programs, the DIC contributes to identifying new industrial, social and cultural territories where design will gravitate and develop in the decades to come.
Through academic and professional collaborations with other NUS faculties, government agencies, and private industry, DIC also promotes the role of design in these organizations as a keystone of human-centered innovation.