Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Alzheimer’s is a disease where one loses their memories, from most recent to oldest. As patients worsen over time, they require extensive emotional and physical support from their families. However, the families themselves also need emotional support. The memory loss process creates deterrents for the family members to engage in activities as they will all eventually disappear from the patients’ memories. The memory loss process creates a fear of interaction and engagement which Alzheimer’s patients need the most. As a person who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in my family, I think the most affected family members in this situation are young people, as they don’t have the experience to deal with the emotions. I could not overlook the fear that my grandfather would forget everything we shared together, and this made me overlook the fact that these would be the last times and memories of my grandfather. As a designer, how can I encourage younger generations to freely and easily share more meaningful memories with family members affected by Alzheimer’s and create a new way of communicating with the patients? Timecloud is an app that younger generations to share and store memories with Alzheimer’s patients. Timecloud will be a new communication tool for the Alzheimer’s patient and the families by encouraging family members to look back on the story of their times together and encouraging them to continue to expand that story while they still can.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou