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Narrating past to present: conveying the needs and values of older people to young digital technology designers

Valentine, Elizabeth and Bobrowicz, Ania and Coleman, Graeme and Gibson, Lorna and Hanson, Vicki L. and Kundu, Saikat and McKay, Alison and Holt, Raymond (2011) Narrating past to present: conveying the needs and values of older people to young digital technology designers. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users Diversity 6th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 243-249. ISBN 978-3-642-21662-6. E-ISBN 978-3-642-21663-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_26) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:35836)

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss preliminary findings from the first stage of our SEEDS study (SEEDS: An Organic Approach to Virtual Participatory Design), a collaborative research project between Universities of Dundee, Kent and Leeds, United Kingdom. This feasibility study investigates how to motivate older people to engage with digital technology, as well as how to improve understanding of older people's needs and requirements amongst young designers. As part of this study we recorded interviews with older people which investigated their motivations to use or not use digital technologies and themes pertaining to their (dis)engagement. A virtual repository was created to make collected interviews, which were presented as social stories, available to engineering, technology and design students. In this paper we discuss the findings from a prototyping exercise with undergraduate and postgraduate students which took place in stage one at the Universities of Kent and Leeds.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_26
Uncontrolled keywords: design; older people; young designers; motivation; inclusion; education
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 15:31 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 14:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35836 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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