How can people with dementia be supported in preserving their memories? The Digitaler Erinnerungskoffer [Digital Memory Case] offers one approach. Packed with photos of “historical” everyday objects, it triggers those affected and their social environment to start conversations and activities. Together with our customers, we developed a web application that serves as an archive, guide and personalized collection.
In an open and agile process, the project team developed the Digital Memory Case together with the interaction designers from MESO. Using this web application, people with dementia unable to visit the museum can still discover “Kennst du noch? - Erinnerungskoffer digital” together in their family, relatives and loved ones at any time and participate in the museum’s cultural programme.
Using the possibilities of an online format, we developed a range of functions that make the Digital Memory Case more than just a copy of the physical version.
The topic-related cases are accessible free of charge. A log-in area can be personalized and thus can be turned into an individual collection.
Individual objects can be added to the personal suitcase, which fills up piece by piece with favorite things. Thoughts and memories can be recorded using a note function.
Together with relatives or caregivers, those affected can create their very own archive of objects and texts, which provides a customized starting point for conversations and activities each time they are used.