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James Hodge

CDT Student

James Hodge

My background is in Computer Science (BSc) and Digital Civics (MRes), and I worked in the area of Human-Computer Interaction with particular interests in how we design with and for people living with dementia. My approach to research is an experience-centred design that requires to work closely with participants to engage in open and exploratory examinations of their lived experience.

My prior research has considered ways virtual reality, and how the sensitive capture and curation of digital media can help to keep the experience alive for people living with dementia who might seek to experience experiences of being ‘in the moment’, that questions if design that attempts to cast back to ‘earlier positive memories’ is appropriate to enhance emotional connection.

Thesis Title

Reconfiguring Participatory Engagements: Broadening the Design Conversation around Dementia within Technology Development


  • Sliverline Memories
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The Digital Civics CDT is made possible by EPSRC funding under the project code EP/L016176/1