City Interaction Lab Podcast

City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 2 - Digital vs Dementia - A Conversation with Rik Williams (Alzheimer’s Society)

January 17, 2020

In this second episode of the City Interaction Lab podcast Stuart hosts Rik Williams from Alzheimer's Society. 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.

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.