Memoryless Design in the Public Areas

The Case of Dementia

  • Ahmet Sadi Ardatürk Asst. Prof. Dr
  • Tugba Polat Kural
Keywords: Design strategy, Memory, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Urban area, Environmental design


Dementia effects our ability to think abstractly and social or daily abilities. It also eliminates similar abstract concepts, such as integration with design and perception of spatial and temporal orientation. The study aims to create a design idea focusing on discovering and improving the relationships that individuals with dementia have with the city. This study was conducted within design urban space through neurobiological and behavioural studies on Dementia. Data was collected via literature review, case studies, observations and interviews and it was evaluated via a design perspective. A relationship was observed between the lives, spatial relationships, commodities, and equipment of individuals with dementia-type diseases at the social and individual scale. It was also discovered that the subject should be handled in terms of the design content along with how it should be handled. As a result, a new design strategy was presented as a design behaviour model without prior knowledge.

How to Cite
Ardatürk, A., & Kural, T. (2023). Memoryless Design in the Public Areas. AIS - Architecture Image Studies, 4(1), 52 - 67.