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Deriving Requirements for an Online Community Interaction Scheme: Indications from Older Adults

Greathead, David and Coventry, Lynne and Arief, Budi and van Moorsel, Aad (2012) Deriving Requirements for an Online Community Interaction Scheme: Indications from Older Adults. In: CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, USA, pp. 1541-1546. ISBN 978-1-4503-1016-1. (doi:10.1145/2212776.2223669) (KAR id:54152)


Social media and online communication encourage social interaction but do little to strengthen community relations between people who live in the same area. The aim of this work is to develop a set of requirements, in this initial case from a group of older adults, for an online system aimed at increasing local face-to-face communication and enhancing community interaction. Eleven older adults took part in two discussion groups to develop this list of requirements. The results of these discussions are presented and come under six broad categories, these being: Security/Information, Social, Physical, Interface, Crime and Management. We also suggest additional requirements we think would benefit the system and future directions.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/2212776.2223669
Uncontrolled keywords: Community; social media; face-to-face communication
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 16:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
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