Hello Saturns!

What a terrific show of research work, and concept prototype! Please post/share images, video, and recording of the displays and event.

Bev, Peter and I applaud the collaborative efforts to showcase your research approach. We are keen to learn of your MRP progress over the coming Summer months. See you very soon.

with regards,

Cheryl Giraudy

My MRP-How art and experience design can enhance dining experience in the community? (With a Focus on Elderly Individuals in Mild and Moderate Dementia)

My MRP focuses on art practices and nutrition’s role in dementia to come up with new ways, how art practices and creative design ideas (experience design/ sensory design) can enrich the diet and dining experience of the elderly in mild and moderate dementia in the community.

My MRP is building on what exist in the literature regarding the relation of art and dementia and the benefits of well-balanced diet. Also my MRP aims to built on what exist as memory café and dementia friendly toolkit as a base to come up with design intervention/ principles/ toolkit/ program recommendations/ sensory experience design solutions to improve dining experience of the served population in the community.

Stakeholder identification

  • Elderly in mild and moderate dementia living in the community
  • Served population family members/ supporters, and caregivers/ assistant


  • Artists
  • Art therapists
  • Culinary nutrition expert
  • Geriatrician

A Quick Overview of my MRP

Hello there,

A quick overview of my MRP.


Primary goal

Identify the changes that need to happen in design education and training in order to better accommodate disabled individuals studying and practicing as professional designers

Secondary goal

Enable disabled users of the World Wide Web to become professional designers of the World Wide Web.

Tertiary goal

Increase the quality and quantity of accessible and inclusive design by increasing the physical functional diversity of designers

The Gap in Knowledge

The research will address the current lack of information about disabled individuals who self-exclude from pursuing a design education or training. While disabled designers have been studied before, I can find no such research since the advent of the World Wide Web. As such, I can find no research on disabled web designers. Even though disabled designers have been studied before, there is scant research on disabled individuals who are interested in pursuing education or training in web design, but decide that it is not a field that can accommodate them.


The participants in my research are people who identify as disabled, and fall into one of the three categories:

  1. are currently practicing design.
  2. have engaged in design education or training.
  3. have considered engaging in design education or training.


I want to perform semi-structured interviews. Based on my previous research on the subject matter, I do not believe I need many individuals to collect a wide variety of in-depth information. However, the exact number is unknown at this point.