I am a recent graduate of a Bachelor's in Industrial Design from Auburn University (December 2015). In my education, with work experience in sponsored and personal projects I have done, I love how design is an interdisciplinary skill. Whether it's learning about 2D and 3D computer modeling, materials, manufacturing processes, market positioning, iteration, design is a tool to identify problems and form solutions by asking questions. Whether it's drawing, modeling, market/product/user research, interviewing people, I have a balanced perspective of both the "big picture" and the details.
Thank you for the response and the kind words. When I began this project in my last semester of school (Fall 2015), what you're saying was the basis for finding an answer to such questions.
These were the questions when working with this project: How do you make any moment count to occupy the patients' remaining time? How do you interact with someone with mild dementia when having a conversation is difficult? How does an object (or a series of objects) link these concerns?