Rik shares his experiences of user-centred design for ‘Dementia Connect‘ — a service to improve access to advice and support for anyone worried about, living with or affected by these progressive-terminal brain diseases. Our conversation also covers Rik’s pathway into User Experience (UX), the value of coding knowledge for UX professionals’ and his involvement with the UK chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA (UK)). If you are interested in inclusive design and working with vulnerable audiences then you will get a lot from this!
NOTE: During this episode we’ll be talking about dementia, a family of progressive-terminal brain diseases which are now the leading cause of death in the UK. Some people may find aspects of this topic distressing.
The second episode can also be downloaded, shared and cited from City figshare: https://doi.org/10.25383/city.11637156.v1
City Interaction Lab Podcast is a series of thought provoking design focused interviews and opinions brought to you by City Interaction Lab and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London.
Opening track: The Learning Experience, courtesy of Martin Eve. © Martin Eve.
The City Interaction Lab Podcast series is directed and produced by Stuart Scott and Ernesto Priego.