Final Outcome

The final outcome for the Social thing project where I focused on a tribe, People with Dementia. I have done the research (available on the blog), interviews, collaboration, testing, prototyping to understand and develop an object that my tribe needs. It’s the cushion; when you press on it, it plays soothing music to relax and…

Testing Arduino for Dementia

Testing from Mahmoud Al-Hajjar on Vimeo. I have moved forward from last time and have made some improvement and progress but also a step back as the MP3 trigger is difficult to control. In the above circuit, the button allows the light to go on and off as a switch and the MP3 trigger plays…

Prototyping with Arduino

Time to make an object! After all the research was done, I have gathered a lot of information to get me started on producing a social object to my chosen tribe. My prototype was presenting a pillow/cushion (undefined shape) that will include conductive materials (such as aluminium foil and foam) to make the pressing material…

Further Research on Dementia

http://picosong.com/ZuJC As I have mentioned before that I have visited the Muriel Street Care Home in Angel, London and managed to speak to a carer and follow up on that, last week I managed to speak to a carer, team manager, and the activity organizer and in the recording above its a short audio of…

Progress in Physical Computing

After the long research about dementia and discussing the information with carers and family members about the disease and the people, I managed to land on 3 important things that a person with dementia needs. One; dementia people tend to get out of bed and out the house door and wondering around on the streets…

Physical Computing Research

I have been looking into my tribe, people with dementia, and trying to understand the people themselves more than the disease. As a designer, my aim was to find a suitable object that will not solve a problem however it will bring improvement, experience, and assistance to the people. I was trying to find a…

Physical Computing

The Social Thing Finding a┬átribe that exists before nations but one could argue that group of people passionate by a certain way of life, thinking, fear that could easily constitute a modern tribe. This can involve either working with them or speculating about them, it can be participatory or can develop a project as an…