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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Brittany
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-06T02:13:41Z
dc.date.available2015-08-06T02:13:41Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6947
dc.descriptionen_US
dc.description.abstractThis design research project explores the creation of sensory tools for Music therapists involved with the care of patients with Dementia. The research aims to develop appropriate prototypes that provide a more engaging, stimulative and therapeutic experience for participants in group therapy music sessions. The purpose of this research is to assist facilitators and music therapists in providing residents with tools that allow for more explorative modes of active live music making. This mode of interaction is intended to spur a haptic and sonic curiosity amongst participants, that allow for more positive group experiences. The design research explores whether such tools are able to effectively assist Music therapy sessions for dementia patients through evaluating responses to ergonomic, haptic, sonic and visual properties in the object. The study involved a qualitative design research methodology using co-creative, iterative design approaches. Methods and processes involved user observations, rapid prototyping, user diaries, ongoing prototype workshops, user testing and a focus group.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectDementia patient therapyen_US
dc.subjectMusic therapyen_US
dc.subjectAudio-tactile toolsen_US
dc.subjectMusical instrument designen_US
dc.titleCurious things : how can design research assist the development of audio-tactile tools for group music therapy sessions involving participants with dementia? : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Art with a Design endorsement at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)en_US


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