Alzheimer’s Research UK — The Lived Experience of Dementia workbook

A Walk Through Dementia is a virtual reality app, designed by Alzheimer’s Research UK to put users in the shoes of people living with dementia and help raise understanding of the everyday challenges faced.

Working with Bournemouth University, Alzheimer’s Research UK asked us to design a 36-page workbook which will sit alongside the app, to help healthcare workers to see ‘beyond the diagnosis of dementia’ to the person, increase their understanding of the lived experience of dementia and ultimately improve the quality of care given. The document maps out a collection of learning outcomes they can work through at their own pace.

This was a very powerful project to be asked to get involved in, and play our own small part in.

The design was driven by the content written by Alzheimer’s Research UK and Bournemouth University but we tried to make the book as interactive and helpful as possible to enable the reader to make notes throughout, and not feel intimidated whatsoever. The primary design objective was to encourage busy healthcare workers to use it!

The hand drawn icons and typographic style we established helped break-up the pace, and guide the reader through the three main sections which are used within the app.