Exploring the potential of Digital Artworks for Care Homes
Evaluation Voucher Round 2
Image by Invisible Flock and Ed Waring
Digital technologies are changing the way we communicate, share, and creatively engage with others. This positive potential is no-less applicable in care settings, yet many challenges are faced in building digital provision: these include perceptions of technology, the design of digital devices, and the infrastructure that can support them. If we are to increase the scope for creative inclusion in care settings through digital technologies, then these challenges need to be better understood.
The Response – To explore these issues, arts collective Invisible Flock have worked with residents and staff at two care homes run by Community Integrated Care: Greenheys and Eccleston Court. Using their installation Memory Album – a digitally augmented, interactive photo book – they have addressed a range of real-life user scenarios, centring their wider research programme. Through extensive interviews, insight has been gained into how digital creative technologies can be better designed for care homes.
- Invisible Flock
- Community Integrated Care