During the Connected Studio workshop, small teams of BBC archive experts, technologists and storytellers partnered with dementia experts to develop ideas and start working towards tangible digital solutions that the BBC could prototype and test. Helping aid these explorations and inspire the participants were personas contributed by the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice. These documents gave background information to people with dementia.
Audience participation is key to the Connected Studio process, and involved members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, a charity run by and for people with dementia, in order to ensure the most beneficial ideas for the users. The ideas are now being reviewed.