The Kodak digital display is a frame, presented in the style of a retro Kodak Kodachrome slide, containing a nostalgic image. Therefore, both the slide show displayed and the slide surround itself recreate that bygone feel. It is designed to stir memories of gathering around the slide projector to view the holiday snaps; something that has disappeared in this digital age.
Kodak digital displays can be used as a slide show: a series of slide-style images; or with moving video images. It’s a great talking piece, designed to trigger conversation about the past. Nostalgia has an important role in the treatment of those living with dementia and it’s often these oldest memories that remain the most intact and it can really help to talk about them.
Kodak digital displays work really well in dementia friendly environments, perhaps as part of a reminisce area or themed wall display. They are usually used in shared areas and can be helpful for wayfinding.
“By talking about who they are, people with dementia can help others focus on them, and not their dementia.”
Credit: Product concepts by Andy Edwards Design-Leeds