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Dr Anke Jakob

Research Fellow

About

I am a design researcher and practitioner working interdisciplinary in the field of design related to multi-sensory experiences and therapeutic environments. I am interested in exploring the value and application of materials, light and digital technology in this context, and how design interventions can impact our well-being.

Since I joined Kingston in 2008, I have been Principal Investigator on a major research project funded through an AHRC Early Career Research Grant, embarked on several research funding bids in collaboration with other academic institutions in UK and partner organisations from industry, and supported Design research activities and events at KSA.

A textile designer by background, I practised in textile industry and design before embarking on interdisciplinary projects and research involving digital media and spatial design. Besides academic engagements I co-directed an architecture and design practice for 10 years focusing on the design of architectural surfaces, including applied material, digital technology, light, and ornament in the built environment.

Areas of specialism

  • sensory design
  • design for dementia
  • design for health and well-being
  • textile and surface design
  • interdisciplinary processes
  • light, colour and image for spatial design

Qualifications

  • PhD Design (Bath Spa University, 2007)
  • MA Textile Design (Central St Martins College of Art & Design, UAL, 1996)
  • Diplom Textile and Fashion Design (Burg Giebichenstein - University of Art & Design Halle, Germany, 1991)

Research

My current research centres on designing for dementia care, in particular exploring the design of sensory enhanced environments and the facilitation of multi-sensory enrichment for people living with dementia benefiting their quality of life and the well-being of their carers. Collaborating with experts from health science and care for older people, I have recently led the interdisciplinary AHRC funded research project "Multi-sensory Environments in dementia care: the role of design"

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Publications

Number of items: 16.

Article

Jakob, Anke and Collier, Lesley (2017) Sensory enrichment for people living with dementia : increasing the benefits of multisensory environments in dementia care through design. Design for Health, ISSN (print) 2473-5132 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Collier, Lesley and Jakob, Anke (2016) The multisensory environment (MSE) in dementia care : examining its role and quality from a user perspective. HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal, ISSN (print) 1937-5867 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Jakob, Anke and Simonson, Caryn (2008) Light : virtual cloth and digital textile. Textile, 6(3), pp. 254-261. ISSN (print) 1475-9756

Book Section

Jakob, Anke (2011) Digital media and architecture: an observation. In: Rieser, Martin, (ed.) The mobile audience: media art and mobile technology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Rodopi. pp. 141-154. (Architecture: Technology: Culture, no. 5) ISSN (print) 1871-0115 ISBN 9789042031272

Conference or Workshop Item

Jakob, Anke (2015) How to make a Sensory Room for People Living with Dementia. In: Include 2015; 17 - 18 Sep 2015, London, U.K.. ISBN 9781910642061

Jakob, Anke and Collier, Lesley (2015) “How to make a Sensory Room for people living with dementia” – developing design guidance for health care practitioners. In: Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015; 13 - 16 July 2015, Sheffield, U.K.. (Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015) ISBN 9781843873853

Collier, Lesley [Contributor], de Waal, Hugo [Contributor], Fowler, Fiona [Contributor], Jakob, Anke [Contributor], Mears-Owen, Maizie [Contributor], Tancock, Karin [Contributor] and Chamberlain, Paul [Contributor] (2014) Designing interventions to support dementia care : presentations and panel discussion. In: Inside Out Festival 2014; 20-26 Oct 2014, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jakob, Anke and Collier, Lesley (2014) Improving the experience and benefits of Multi Sensory Environments for people with dementia: the role of design. In: 9th UK Dementia Congress; 10-12 Nov 2014, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jakob, Anke and Collier, Lesley (2013) Multi sensory environments (MSE) in dementia care: the role of design. In: ISNA - MSE International Conference; 01 - 02 Nov 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Unpublished)

Jakob, Anke and Collier, Lesley (2013) Multisensory environments (MSE) in dementia care : the role of design : an interdisciplinary research collaboration between design and health care. In: 2nd European Conference on Design 4 Health 2013; 03 - 05 Jul 2013, Sheffield, U.K..

Jakob, Anke (2012) Improving the emotional well-being of people living with dementia. In: 8th International Conference on Design & Emotion : D&E 2012; 11-14 Sep 2012, London, U.K..

Jakob, Anke (2009) Light, surfaces and illusions. In: Integration of design and science: light, materials, colour and environment; 24 Jun 2009, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jakob, Anke (2008) Blurring boundaries between the real and the virtual: about the synthesis of digital image and physical surface. In: ISEA2008 - The 14th Symposium on Electronic Art; 25 Jul - 03 Aug 2008, Singapore.

Exhibition

Jakob, Anke [Designer] and Collier, Lesley [Other] (2014) Sensory rooms: designing interventions to support dementia care. Sensory rooms: designing interventions to support dementia care. .

Jakob, Anke [Artist] (2009) Blurred Boundaries. The Personalised Surface. New Approaches to Digital Printmaking. .

Monograph

Jakob, Anke and Collier, Lesley (2014) How to make a sensory room for people living with dementia: a guide book. (Manual) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 70 p.

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