Title
MUSIC MEMORY BOX

 

Field of Study
Physical Computing technology
Box Crafting
Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Context
While visiting her great gran who was living with dementia, Chloe Meineck witnessed the transformative effects of music. Her great gran would struggle to recognise faces but was able to play songs from her youth on the piano.
Finding that there was a lack of specialised and personal dementia music products, Chloe decided to create her own – and Music Memory Box was born.

Started in 2011 whilst Chloe was on the Three Dimensional Design course at University of Brighton the first Music Memory Box was created. She was then comissioned to develop the project through Watershed’s and Crafts Councils Craft + Technology Residencies. Chloe spent January to March 2013 in residency at Falmouth University, supported by the Autonomatic research group. During her time there, Chloe investigated the potential of communal Music Memory Box experiences for care homes. She was then Designer in Residence at the Design Museum to further develop the project which culminated in a four month long exhibition at the Design Musuem.
Music Memory Box has taken Chloe to Japan for a month long residency working with KIITO (Kobe’s Creative and Design Centre). Here she travelled round Kobe meeting people with dementia and their families and trying Music Memory Box in a range of different care scenarios.

 

Rationale
It’s all about the identity of someone and supporting their identity
through objects and music.
The process is fairly simple. Choose your objects and stick an RFID sticker to each one. Once you have chosen your music, load the files onto a usb stick and insert this into the usb port in the Box.

 

Methodology/methods
Music box made for family member and which contains precious objects
and trinkets that set off individual piece of music when they put in the middle of box, this can help reminisce effectively and the added addition of music really helps people with dementia.
when we listen to a particular of music it can place us in a particular time with particular people and it can promote storytelling.
and also wanted to borden out and think how everyone sometimes has a fading or confusing sense of identity and how everyone might benefit from it

 

Predicted Resolutions
Music Memory Box has taken Chloe to Japan for a month long residency working with KIITO (Kobe’s Creative and Design Centre). Here she travelled round Kobe meeting people with dementia and their families and trying Music Memory Box in a range of different care scenarios.

 

Organisation
Getting the idea and draw a wireframe
Function realization of basic procedure
Participant observation and a wide range of interviews

 

 

*After this case study, I think the import thing is how to make technology useful and simple.