BESiDE - The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Dundee
Department Name: Computing

Abstract

BESiDE's research asks the question: How can the built environment facilitate physical activity and wellbeing in care homes? Our goal is to transform the network of stakeholders involved in care environments into a virtuous cycle of design improvement, in which architects, professional bodies, academics, policy makers, charities, and care home providers are all motivated to pursue improvement in the built environment for older adults.

With changes in population demographics resulting in a growing number of care homes, economic, health and ethical considerations demand that attention be directed to effective means of creating an enabling built environment to provide older adults with healthy and socially fulfilling lives. This research addresses a significant knowledge gap focussed on measures to mitigate problems and enhance the experience of older people within the built environment.

A fundamental impact of ageing is that a person's needs and abilities change; however, the built environment is failing to respond to these changes. Despite current legislative statutes and design guidance, little is known from empirical evidence (generated by older people, their family and care providers) about enabling and disabling elements of the built environment. These elements have never been defined to support the advancement of building and digital technology design. Through systematic analysis of the failings and successes of older people's care environments, BESiDE research will identify how better-informed building design can facilitate greater mobility, physical activity, social connectedness and wellbeing of older people. BESiDE's aims are to:

1) Actively involve and inform professional practices of architecture and design through research focussed on failings and successes of the built environment (internal and external) across the experience of ageing.

2) Impact professional practice through developing digital technologies within the built environment to promote greater mobility, improved quality of life, physical activity and connectivity of older people.

3) Inform policy, through BESiDE's Advisory Board and Project Partners, as to what designs and digital interventions encourage activity and how these can be engineered to facilitate increased wellbeing in older people.

Collaboration across disciplines of computing, architecture, healthcare, medicine of old age and design will drive this work forward and build the UK's capability in supporting older people within the built environment. Engagement with older people and stakeholders will shape understanding of barriers to wellbeing within the built environment.

Planned Impact

This research addresses critical challenges facing designers of the built environment; particularly older people's care environments. Through a multi-faceted analysis of environments specifically designed for older people, BESiDE will provide a practical, usable and holistic understanding of design for wellbeing, ageing, and long-term mobility for use within the general context of the built environment. To effect this transformation and to achieve impact, the BESiDE team has planned targeted activities. Within the context of care homes, BESiDE's Impact Aims are to:

1. Train professionals as to better design of the built environment (internal and external) for ageing.

2. Inform policy change as to what built environment designs encourage activity and how these can be engineered to facilitate increased wellbeing in older people.

Train Built Environment Professionals
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Our findings will be disseminated to the professional community through design briefs, a design toolkit, a series of professional training and demonstration days, and workshops. Registered Architects are required to undertake 35 hours of Continual Practice Development (CPD) training per year for their professional accreditation. CPD training is used to aid architects in gaining skills, knowledge and awareness, with the ultimate aim of incorporating new work practices to build their business. BESiDE will contribute to this development, initiating a training seminar for the current and next generation of architects through a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validated CPD program. The findings of BESiDE will directly contribute to core RIBA curriculum topics and provide essential knowledge that will give architects and designers the insight to create enabling environments while preventing future expensive retrofits when buildings fail to meet the needs of older users.


Inform Policy Change
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In addition to private care home providers who are constantly assessing how to enhance their environments, the wellbeing of older people is a vitally important issue for policy across health, housing and social care, and local authorities. We will host demonstration days for policy makers, health and social practitioners and providers. This impact will be measured by tracking our interactions with government and policy makers, the engagement of these stakeholders in BESiDE's demonstration days and Advisory Board, and specific policy citations to BESiDE findings.


Expert Advisors
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To ensure that these activities have the desired impact, we have assembled a consortium of Expert Advisors from the professional communities we plan to address. Confirmed members of our Advisory Board include three representatives from Architecture, including a Consultant from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); four members representing Care professionals, including managers from our care home Project Partners, and a person from the Care Inspectorate; a Clinical professional, a Professor in Health Care Research, who works to enable quality research in care homes; a senior industry researcher working in the healthcare domain; and two Government representatives with interests in ageing and healthcare.

In addition to these Advisory Board members, BESiDE will ensure strong input from older adults, seeking input from residents of care home, members of our university panel of older adults, and representatives from charitable organisations that work with older adults.
 
Description Activities in BESiDE have generated findings across all the areas of the research and publications are still in process in many areas of this work.
- How to design and build automated, cloud-based analysis and visualisation for activity and location data
- Interviews with care home users (residents, staff, and visitors) have captured the priorities as seen from the eyes of visitors and residents.
- Observational studies uncovered information about the spatial demands imposed by the everyday life of a care home. This work identified built environment design qualities which support opportunities for wellbeing among care home residents.
- Interviews and questionnaires with built-environment professionals have contributed a review of knowledge exchange methods within the context of built-environment design for older adults.
- Software development to facilitate architects' conversations with clients regarding built-environment needs for facilitating health and wellbeing in a care home has so far resulted in prototype software. This software is awaiting usability tests to be tested by architects.
- Designers working with Co-design methods have developed a methodology to enable people (designers, engineers, technologists or clinicians) to engage empathetically with care home residents in personalising off-the shelf wearables or monitoring devices (for research) that are appropriate for them
- An accelerometery based study across a cohort of care homes has established a baseline of physical activity levels amongst this population. It has determined differences with analogous community dwelling populations, further highlighting the need for novel approaches to increasing activity participation in care home populations.
- The testing of location sensing technologies has been extensive and has informed research on activity traces of care home residents.
Exploitation Route We anticipate that the findings will be beneficial in:

1. Providing information to architects and those working in the care home industry on better design of the built environment (internal and external) for ageing;

2. Informing as to what built environment designs encourage activity and how these can be engineered to facilitate increased wellbeing in older people,

3. Sparking new research and activity promoting empowering users to personalise their own health devices lead to better adoption and appropriation rates, and

4. Using our experience of the practical challenges in conducting experiments in care homes could assist others in designing future projects.
Sectors Construction,Creative Economy,Healthcare
URL http://www.beside.ac.uk/research
 
Description BESiDE addresses critical challenges facing designers of the built environment in older peoples' care environments. Its impact aims are to provide information for professionals on better design of the built environment (internal and external) for ageing. This is focussed around three areas: 1. Built-Environment Professionals who are designing these environments. Towards this goal, talks and publications have been directed at professional magazines, conferences, and exhibit venues geared towards architects and other built environment professionals. Our BESiDE Advisory Board, which includes architects, has been instrumental in pointing us towards such opportunities. 2. The Care Provision Industry who are procuring, managing, maintaining and operating care home environments. Towards this goal, talks and publications have been directed at magazines and workshops geared to care industry professionals. Our BESiDE Advisory Board, which includes representatives from care homes and government care home regulatory entities, has been instrumental in making connections for us with these stakeholders. Our research interactions at individual care homes have produced unanticipated impact, with one of the homes adopting a craft programme modelled after our methods. 3. Policy. BESiDE also has as a goal to inform policy change as to what built environment designs encourage activity and how these can be engineered to facilitate increased wellbeing in older people. Through our Advisory Board, we have engaged with policy at the level of the Scottish government.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Construction,Creative Economy,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal
 
Description Dundee City Council - Changing for the Future Programme - Communication Strategy Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SICSA Research Challenges
Amount £682 (GBP)
Organisation SICSA Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation BUPA
Department Balcarres Care Home
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Balhousie Care Group
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Care Inspectorate Older People's Service
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Collective Architecture Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Dundee Institute of Architects (DIA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Department Joint Improvement Team
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Heathfield Ladies Residential Home
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Ltd, Chartered Architects and Landscape Architects
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Department Philips
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation National Register of Access Consultants
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Computing Science Newcastle
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Advisory Board 
Organisation University of Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution BESiDE host regular meetings of this group, sharing our research findings with them, often before publication. We run a online discussion board for the group between meetings and are in regular contact via email and phone.
Collaborator Contribution Our advisory board members are experts in one of the key stakeholder groups informing our research. Advisory Board members are asked to: • Take the role of 'critical friend' in providing advice and feedback to the BESiDE management; • Advise the BESiDE management on the strategic direction of the project in line with the priorities of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme; • Provide input to the BESiDE management regarding emerging priorities from their research community, or industrial/professional sector; • Take an ambassadorial role in promoting BESiDE activities externally; • Advise the BESiDE management on the leadership role of the project in the wider research community; • Provide input regarding the impact of BESiDE's activities in healthcare management, government and society; • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
Impact The board have been critical in steering the research and also in ensuring the work is targeted towards impact.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BESiDE Project Partners 
Organisation Balhousie Care Group
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team based at University of Dundee and Newcastle University provide leadership to the project. All the collaborative work is supervised by research team members.
Collaborator Contribution Our project partners are organisations that are integral to our research process and we ask them to • Commit resources to further the research programme. • Bring expertise to the advisory board through a nominated individual. The project partners have been generous in providing the use of their facilities and the time of their staff in supporting the project.
Impact These partnerships underpin all research outputs for the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description BESiDE Project Partners 
Organisation British United Provident Association Limited
Department Balcarres Care Home
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution The research team based at University of Dundee and Newcastle University provide leadership to the project. All the collaborative work is supervised by research team members.
Collaborator Contribution Our project partners are organisations that are integral to our research process and we ask them to • Commit resources to further the research programme. • Bring expertise to the advisory board through a nominated individual. The project partners have been generous in providing the use of their facilities and the time of their staff in supporting the project.
Impact These partnerships underpin all research outputs for the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description BESiDE Project Partners 
Organisation Collective Architecture Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team based at University of Dundee and Newcastle University provide leadership to the project. All the collaborative work is supervised by research team members.
Collaborator Contribution Our project partners are organisations that are integral to our research process and we ask them to • Commit resources to further the research programme. • Bring expertise to the advisory board through a nominated individual. The project partners have been generous in providing the use of their facilities and the time of their staff in supporting the project.
Impact These partnerships underpin all research outputs for the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description BESiDE Project Partners 
Organisation Heathfield Ladies Residential Home
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team based at University of Dundee and Newcastle University provide leadership to the project. All the collaborative work is supervised by research team members.
Collaborator Contribution Our project partners are organisations that are integral to our research process and we ask them to • Commit resources to further the research programme. • Bring expertise to the advisory board through a nominated individual. The project partners have been generous in providing the use of their facilities and the time of their staff in supporting the project.
Impact These partnerships underpin all research outputs for the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Title Purposeful Talk Package 
Description Tracks the structure, themes and participation in focus group discussions, giving real-time visual feedback to participants. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Potential for uptake beyond the initial target group. 
URL http://www.arg-tech.org/~john/beside-tool.mp4
 
Title Traces 
Description Traces is a software utility for recording data from Android smartphones and Android Wear smartwatches. The software records data from built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes, records ambient noise using built-in microphones, and logs received Bluetooth low energy (BLE) packets. Traces was designed with the aim to analyse wearers' localized physical activity and social interactions, where localization is supported by Eddystone BLE beacons. Within the BESiDE project, traces is used to gather objective data on the impact of the care home built environment on physical activity and social interactions of residents in elderly care. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact not aware of any impacts yet 
URL https://github.com/kylemontague/traces
 
Description 'When HCI meets Architecture' at Rochester Institute of Technology. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr McIntyre presented at The University of Rochester HCI Seminar which is a joint colloquium of HCI researchers from the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. She presented SiDE and BESiDE research projects, introduced her PhD research and explained how the methods developed in this work led her, an architectural researcher, to working within the field of HCI. Followed by Discussion with HCI academics.

New relationship with Mr Dennis Andrejko at Rochester School of Architecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'When HCI meets Architecture' at the IDEA Centre, University at Buffalo, NY. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. McIntyre presented to the IDEA Centre (Centre for inclusive design and environmental access), ISE (Industrial and Systems Engineering) and the Rehab Sciences Department in Buffalo, NY. She presented SiDE and BESiDE research projects, introduced her PhD research and explained how the methods developed in this work led her, an architectural researcher, to working within the field of HCI. Followed cross-disciplinary discussion.

Established contacts with IDEA institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description @BESiDEResearch Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact We have been running a twitter account in the name of the research project. The intended purpose is to raise the profile of the project with professional and third sector audiences increasing potential routes to impact. Regular tweets have helped build an active audience base. We currently have approx 250 followers with top-performing tweets reaching over 1000 impressions. Engagement from the audience has included direct messages of support, offers to become involved and sharing of our material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
URL https://twitter.com/BESiDEResearch/
 
Description ACM SIGACCESS: Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing Newsletter. - BESIDE-The Built Environment for Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This article describes BESiDE, a multi-disciplinary research project that investigates themes of ageing, wellbeing, accessibility and digital technologies within the context of built environment design. Through the development of dialogue tools, indoor localization and physical activity tracking sensors, BESiDE is taking steps towards enhancing understanding of accessibility within the design of care home environments. Follow up emails received in response including invitations to collaborate

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sigaccess.org/2014/08/september-2014-newsletter-2/
 
Description Access Today, Journal of the Access Association. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Access Today, Journal of the Access Association published McIntrye Lesley J. 2014. 'Care Homes: How can the building better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life?'
Access Today is distributed to all members of the Access Association which is a national network of individuals who are passionate about access and inclusive design. Members are typically access officers, access consultants, architects or disability equality practitioners.
The article introduced the BESiDE project to this audience and discussed some initial findings from interviews with relevant stakeholders.
This was followed by a request for further articles.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.accessassociation.co.uk
 
Description Access by Design Article: Early Accessibility Pioneer and the Grandfather of Universal Design, Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Access by Design Journal published McIntyre, LJ. 2014. Early Accessibility Pioneer and the Grandfather of Universal Design, Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011). Access by Design Journal, Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE).
Access by design is the UK's leading quarterly publication on inclusive design. The journal regularly features design sheets, building studies, updates on legislation and case law, reports on current research and book reviews.
This article provided a summary of Dr McIntyre's monograph presenting a history of the Life and Work of Selwyn Goldsmith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cae.org.uk/resources/access-by-design-journal/
 
Description Access by Design Article: Gathering Evidence for enabling care home design 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Access by Design, Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE), published an article : McIntyre, LJ. 2014. 'Gathering Evidence for enabling care home design'.
Access by design is the UK's leading quarterly publication on inclusive design. The journal regularly features design sheets, building studies, updates on legislation and case law, reports on current research and book reviews. This article introduced this audience to the BESiDE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cae.org.uk/resources/access-by-design-journal/
 
Description Advancing Excellence in Healthcare 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advancing Excellence in Healthcare is the flagship international triennial conference of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Nine symposia running in parallel over two days covered the broad themes of medicine, surgery, dentistry, travel medicine, podiatric medicine and history of medicine.
Professor McMurdo spoke on 'Exercise and Aging' as part of the Medical Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aeh2014.rcp.sg
 
Description Age Scotland National Conference. Quality Matters - a later life in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact BESiDE team members attended the Age Scotland national conference to listen to presentations, make new connections and take part in interactive workshops relating to life in care homes and mens' social engagement in later life. A connection was made with the facilitator of a research organisation and confirmation of validity was gained on existing project work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/about-us/age-scotlands-national-conference-/
 
Description BESiDE Research Facebook 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have been running a Facebook profile in the name of the research project. This is aimed at engaging with interested individuals by sharing in conversation and highlighting research evidence related to BESiDE's themes. We currently have approx 125 active followers with posts reaching up to 200 individuals. Facebook does not report detailed information about who the audience is but from experience of who has responded to our posts it is a variety of individuals with professional and personal interests in wellbeing, social care, and architecture. The audience has engaged through re-sharing, likeing and commenting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/besideresearch/
 
Description CENSIS 3rd Technology Summit and Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems was described as a game changer for Scotland when it launched in April 2013. Dr Sebastian Stein gave a 20-minute talk on BESiDE's approach to, lessons learned from, and open challenges in sensor-based research with residents in elderly care. The intended purpose was to inform business leaders in the sensor systems sector about opportunities and challenges working within the care sector, particularly with residents in elderly care. In his closing remarks, Ian Reid, CEO of CENSIS, highlighted that Sebastian's talk stimulated his thinking about ethical issues and interpersonal relationships involved in sensor-based research in the care sector. Representatives from multiple housing associations expressed interest in the BESiDE sensor work and in discussing the possibility of collaborative follow-up projects. Follow-up meetings with a commercial research studio discussed the experiences of working in care homes in more detail and scoped potential future collaboration opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://censis.org.uk/2016/07/07/tech-summit-speaker-profile-dr-sebastian-stein/
 
Description Cafe Science - Voices from Care Homes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 50 people came to hear Dr Lesley McIntyre give a public talk at a city centre coffee house as part of the Dundee Cafe Science Series.
The University of Dundee published a press release to mark the Voices from Care Homes Event. This was picked up by several outlets including STV and The Academic Health Science Partnership. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards and a number of people requested further contact information. The UNESCO City of Design Implementation Group and Dundee City Council's Social Work Department made contact regarding Care Home Design within the City.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cafesciencedundee.co.uk/?p=1888
 
Description Computing User Centre Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Marianne Dee was invited to give a presentation to the Computing User Centre Group at the University of Dundee. The User Centre Group is based at the Queen Mother building at the University of Dundee. It is a friendly and informal computer club for over 60s - a space where older people and technology meet.
Marianne presented an overview of the findings from the supported conversations with residents of care homes to the group of older adults. The talk reported on a brief description of the methods used to encourage engagement and open conversations with care home residents and a comparison of findings from interviews with visitors to care homes and residents of care homes. Audience feedback was focused on aspects of care home lifestyle that they had not thought of previously. People discussed how the built environment was important for residents to manage their personal way of life within communal living. They were interested in the ways in which different types of seating and different spaces could improve their ability to visit in a care home. They also talked about the lack of WiFi and the consequent limitations of visitors sharing digital stories and images with their residents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://usercentre.ning.com/
 
Description Curl la Tourelle Design Forum (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Harrison was invited to join a meeting of Curl La Tourelle Architect's internal design forum. He presented an overview of the BESiDE project and led discussion on priorities in care home design and how knowledge informs architectural design.
The forum provided an engaged, welcoming, and critical audience. A fruitful discussion covered a wide range of issues, from approaches to continual improvement and managing risk aversion to the existing traditions of evidence use within architectural design and the important role precedent studies play within that.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.beside.ac.uk/events/knowledge_care_home_design_how_can_we_help
 
Description Daghstuhl Seminar 14362 - Augmenting Human Memory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact BESiDE's Principal Investigator, Prof Vicki Hanson is at Schloss Dagstuhl contributing to Dagstuhl Seminar 14362 Augmenting Human Memory - Capture and Recall in the Era of Lifelogging. Prof Vicki Hanson is presenting BESiDE work as part of these discussions in the context of Lifelogging and the wellbeing of care home residents.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=14362
 
Description Digital Connectivity for Older People: Roundtable Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Government Office for Science (GO Science) jointly organised a roundtable event in Westminster on July 16th 2014. The event forms part of and feed into the ongoing Government Office for Science Foresight project on 'Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society'.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.beside.ac.uk/events/digital_connectivity_older_people_roundtable_event
 
Description Digital Connectivity for Older People: Roundtable Event (DCLG, GO Science) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Government Office for Science (GO Science) jointly organised a roundtable event in Westminster on July 16th 2014. The event formed part of and fed into the ongoing Government Office for Science Foresight project on 'Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society'.
The event aimed to inform these government initiatives on where digital inclusion could make a real difference to an ageing population. The roundtable brought together groups representing older people, practitioners working in the community using these services, academics, industry representatives, Local Authorities and other policy makers. Marianne Dee fed back the importance of capturing and listening to the voice of the users and non-users of new technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.beside.ac.uk/events/digital_connectivity_older_people_roundtable_event
 
Description Dundee Design Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 25 Minute talk by Dr Lesley McIntyre resulted in 30 minutes of engaged debate facilitated by Dundee Design Festival Producer Siôn Parkinson and a number of follow-up conversations. The talk was part of the inaugural Dundee design festival and as such, it attracted a varied audience all with some level of interest in design. This included some architects and architectural academics and people from a wide range of backgrounds, there were representatives from local government, Maggie's, local Rotary club, and V&A Dundee amongst others. The talk was also featured by Design Week as one of the top 5 things to see at the festival. The audience at the venue was supplemented by a live stream and an online video of the event has been watched over 200 times to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://youtu.be/tipaePKTi4Y?t=6m23s
 
Description Dundee Science Festival 2014 - Growing Old, Keeping Well: What You Need To Know 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Marion Mcmurdo presented a public talk as part of Dundee Science Festival 2014, to a full auditorium at the Dundee Science centre.

Professor Marion McMurdo talked about about living better with arthritis, about managing your medicines, and about maximising your memory in later life. An experienced hospital consultant specialising in the Medicine of Old Age and head of Ageing and Health at Dundee University, Professor McMurdo gave an informal, interactive talk. The talk was followed by a lively 35 minute Q&A session. Prof. McMurdo reported that "The questions were of a standard I would welcome more often from junior medical undergraduates".

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dundeesciencefestival.org/growing-old-keeping-well-what-you-need-to-know/
 
Description Dundee Smart Care Convention 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact BESiDE co-design researchers, Chris Lim and Sara Nevay, presented some of their work at Dundee Smart Care Convention at Caird Hall Dundee. Having worked with older adults to customise and redesign wearable sensors to make them more acceptable and appealing for use in everyday life, our researchers showcased sample bespoke wearable designs as well as some design tools that were used to support ideation and creative development. This free event was promoted by Dundee Voluntary Action attracted those involved in health or social care and with an interest in advances in technology, the Internet of Things, or the developments in this field. Showcasing and discussing this work with other local researchers, organisations and visitors whose interest is also in promoting, supporting and innovating within health, wellbeing and care settings reinforced the value of our co-design process, highlighting the importance of usability and bringing the voice of the user to the fore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.d-v-a.org.uk/smart-care-convention-2017/
 
Description Ecobuild 2014: Designing for Wellbeing. - A Case Study of adopting BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact Buildings have on People. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr McIntyre was awarded best non-domestic paper by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for her paper entitled 'A Case Study of BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact buildings have on People' which she presented on 4th March 2014 at 'EcoBuild 2014', ExCeL, London.

The Ecobuild conference bring in provocative, educational and inspirational speakers that will inspire manufacturers, designers, developers, housebuilders and contractors. As part of Ecobuild 2014, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and UBM Built Environment partnered and launched a research programme focussed on investigating a growing theme in building science - 'the impact of the built environment on wellbeing'. This included a competition to find the best recent research into wellbeing. Dr Lesley McIntyre submitted a paper entitled: 'A Case Study of BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact Buildings have on People', which was awarded 'best non-domestic paper'.

This established a new relationship with the Building Research Institute. BRE released a press release and the event was covered by Facilities Management Journal and Building4Change. The full paper was then published by the Facilities Management Journal Website.

New relationship established with the Building Research Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.fmj.co.uk/winning-research-confirms-link-between-built-environment-wellbeing/
 
Description Ecobuild 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BESiDE were at Ecobuild 2017 showcasing our findings and methods. It's the UK's largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment.
BESiDE shared key findings from our project investigating the effect of the built environment on the everyday life and the wellbeing of care home residents. We demonstrated some of our innovative methods for capturing the voice of care home users and collecting data on the patterns and details of building usage.
We discussed our findings with many people including those involved in property development and care. Many diverse groups of people were interested in the methods we used for collecting evidence of how well buildings in use perform for their users. Researchers engaged in conversation with industry delegates and printed research summaries were taken away by interested parties. Approx 50 individuals provided contact details for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ecobuild.co.uk
 
Description In-Side Newsletter featured BESiDE co-design work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact inSiDE, The Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy newsletter for older adults, featured the innovative approach that our BESiDE researchers are using to develop wearable technology for use by care home residents. inSiDE's article describes the co-design methods our design researches are using.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.side-dundee.org.uk/index.php?q=news/in-SiDE%20Newsletter%20Number%206%20Summer%202014.
 
Description Ladies Leading UX (Rochester NY) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Digital Rochester runs an event series bringing together people and companies associated with emerging technology within the region. The women in technology special interest group focus on supporting women in the field. This breakfast event focussed on User Experience and leading user experience teams and was well attended by start-ups and SME in the region. Professor Hanson introduced what User Experience is, how to apply it, and why it's important.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.runmyclub.com/DR/eventcalendar.asp?id=209039
 
Description Opening Talk for Rochester Institute of Technology's Homecoming & Family Weekend Festival 'Brick City' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor kicked off the Rochester Institute of Technology's Homecoming & Family Weekend Festival 'Brick City' with a one hour talk 'Advancing Computing as a science and a profession'. Professor Hanson discussed the latest in computing accessibility and human-computer interaction, as well as hot topics in the computing profession. Prof Hanson was approached after this by many family members of students who were very positive about the potential for students to follow careers in computing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.rit.edu/gccis/news/acm-president-vicki-hanson-open-golisano-college-dean's-lecture-serie...
 
Description Parliament Week 2015 - Which historical change maker are you ? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of Parliament Week 2015 ( a programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with Parliament and democracy) Dr Lesley McIntyre was asked to contribute some of her research on Selwyn Goldsmith to be included in a quiz focused on campaigners who were successful change-makers to encourage people to get involved with parliament today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/which-historical-changemaker-are-you/
 
Description Perspectives on Architecture: Selwyn Goldsmith and the Architectural Model of Disability at the RIBA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) often, through their education programme, provide a platform for presenting emerging architectural research and debate. As part of the RIBA Perspectives in Architecture lecture series, Lesley McIntyre was invited to present her work on Selwyn Goldsmith (funded by an RIBA Research TRUST Award) and give an overview of the research we are currently undertaking within the BESiDE Project. This was followed by a lengthy discussion in relation to user and accessibility research in architecture
As a direct result, Lesley was invited to write the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry for Welwyn Goldsmith, she was also asked to contribute information on Goldsmith to a House of Commons engagement website as part of Parliament Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/November2014/PerspectivesonArchitectureSelwynGoldsmithandtheArc...
 
Description Project Launch Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ESPRC and University of Dundee issued press releases announcing the start of the project. This was picked up by the Courier, local radio and Urban Realm.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/dundee-university-s-1-3m-could-help-elderly-1.127045
 
Description RIAS Quarterly: Ageing and the Built Environment:BESiDE Research. Issue 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RIAS Quarterly (The Journal of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) published the article: McIntyre, LJ. 2014. 'Ageing and the Built Environment: BESiDE Research'. Issue 19, pp49-5, ISSN2044-1851
This article describes BESiDE to an Architectural Community. It outlines how, based between the University of Dundee and Newcastle University, we are investigating themes of ageing, wellbeing, accessibility, and digital technologies within built-environment design. Architects emailed about current projects and volunteered to be involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.rias.org.uk/rias/publications/
 
Description SICSA Sensors Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mr Sebastian Stein gave a talk at the first SICSA Sensors meeting in a session on user-centric applications for sensors. His talk was on "Multi-modal Recognition of Food Preparation Activities". This was followed by an question and answer.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Scottish Care Bulletin: Can Care Home Buildings Support Health and Wellbeing? How the built environment can support residents' wellbeing through better visiting times. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scottish Care Bulletin published Dee. M. 2014. Can care Home Buildings Support Health and Wellbeing? How the built environment can support residents' wellbeing through better visiting times. Issue 54 Spring 2014. p26.
Scottish Care Bulletin is distributed to every care home in Scotland as the main newsletter for care workers. This briefing paper reported on early findings from interviews with visitors to care homes. It highlights key themes from 13 interviews in which visitors report on how important building and design can be in creating an environment which supports a homely atmosphere for their residents. The paper points to the importance of visitors and how welcome they find a choice of visiting spaces, which allow for privacy when necessary, as well as their overall desire to have a home that supports relaxed behaviour, common in a domestic setting.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishcare.org/docs/037_198__scottishcarebulletinspring2014lores_1396516275.pdf
 
Description SiDE User Pool Celebration (Dundee) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 90 older adults from across Scotland visited the School of Computing at the University of Dundee for a special event to celebrate their work helping researchers to develop more inclusive technologies. The Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) User Pool, based in Dundee and including members across Scotland supported 30 academics to complete 50 research activities over the last five years. The User Pool is comprised of individuals who volunteered to help research into the digital exclusion of older adults and of people with disabilities.

The BESiDE team had a booth which displayed a poster of findings from interviews with visitors to care homes as well as the results of novel Co-design work including artefacts from our working methods, a poster and a power point presentation to encourage people to stop and chat with the researchers. The SiDE User Pool was used to recruit participants for both of these research activities. We talked with many of the participants of ours and other research studies about the work we have been doing and the results that have come out of their contributions.

This was further publicised by the University and the School of Computing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/news/2015/02/university-celebrates-older-group-s-role-in-creating-...
 
Description Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy Showcase (Newcastle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BESiDE was represented with a demo and information booth at the SiDE Showcase on the 15th of January in the Banqueting Hall of the Newcastle Civics Centre. Sebastian Stein introduced the project to members of the Voice North user pool, industry representatives and fellow academics, which was well received. He also presented our latest findings on activity analysis of care home residents.

Sebastian Stein received very encouraging feedback from members of the Voice North user pool, industry representatives including Microsoft and Your Home Newcastle, and fellow academics. All parties were very positive, highlighting the currently unmet needs and issues BESiDE aims to address. Sebastian made connections with a Microsoft team who are currently looking into care home resident rehabilitation using similar wearable technology, and with Your Home Newcastle, who are leading a project that aims to provide care home residents with internet access.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.beside.ac.uk/events/side_showcase
 
Description Wave 102 Radio Interview with Dr Lesley McIntyre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Lesley was interviewed by Wave 102 before her upcoming Cafe Science Talk 'Voices from Care Homes' on Monday, 30th March 2015. In the interview, she was asked about the work BESiDE are undertaking to generate evidence of what is needed in the future of care home design to better support older adults in maintaining their wellbeing, independence, mobility and quality of life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wave102.co.uk
 
Description beside.ac.uk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have run a website in the name of the research project at www.beside.ac.uk . It provides a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in the project. It includes factual information about who we are, research outcomes, and information packaged for particular audiences. The website is treated as a work in progress and new content is added regularly. People have contacted us for more information and we run an email subscription list for requests for regular updates which has approx. 300 subscribers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.beside.ac.uk