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Presentation of the paper "Enabling Community Participation of Senior Citizens through Participatory Design and ICT" at the Community Informatics Research Network Conference held in Prato, Italy in …

Presentation of the paper "Enabling Community Participation of Senior Citizens through Participatory Design and ICT" at the Community Informatics Research Network Conference held in Prato, Italy in November 2012.

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  • 1. Enabling Community Participation! of Senior Citizens through Participatory Design and ICT!Cristhian Parra. Vincenzo D’Andrea. Giulia Giacomin! Community Informatics Conference 2012 #cirn12!
  • 2. From Web-Engineering andData Knowledge Management toSocial Informatics
  • 3. ICT for Well-Being and a focus onOlder Adults
  • 4. www.life
  • 5. Lifeparticipation ExampleWhat’s Up
  • 6. ow can we approachSocial Interactions? We needed a better understanding o The Elderly World
  • 7. Research Questions What type of information and activities would elderly share using ICT?What difficulties and challenges do they encounter using ICT?
  • 8. Research QuestionsHow can we answer our questions using an approach that is as respectful as possible of the people involved, treating them as research collaborators instead of research subjects?
  • 9. The need for a Participatory Approach
  • 10. ParticipatoryLaboratory ofICT for Elderly 30 Participants Most aged between 65 and 74 50% at the end 50% returned in the 2nd edition
  • 11. Brainstorming What activities areneeded to support a magazine What do they knowWhat do they expect to learn
  • 12. Topics of InterestPictures. Pictures. Pictures. Writing stories The Internet Interestingly, Blogging.
  • 13. Weekly scheduling with their participation3 months. 10 Sessions. Open Office. Internet Browsing. Blogging.
  • 14. The Blog
  • 15. 32 posts/month 9 active authors Not too much commenting Pair WritingRecipesExcursionsPoetryShort StoriesSocial Report
  • 16. Follow-UpsParticipatory Design Workshops
  • 17. Follow-Ups Participatory Design Workshops 16 concrete Design Mistakes e.g. mixing sliding and buttons 21 usability notese.g. make borders thicker and disable touching in them
  • 18. The ResultCommunity Participation
  • 19. General LearningICT can foster Cultures of Participation (for example, around a blog) Participatory Approach enables trust relationships. Diversity of Elderly is wide, and they can be very participative provided the means for participation
  • 20. ICT Design LearningStep-by-Step sequential interfaces are preferred Desire for sharing their knowledge and stories Love to work in pairs
  • 21. Future Work How to sustain participation? A second edition of the lab More workshops Participatory Design of one ICT toolThe Mockup: http:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpwRr_aKq4E
  • 22. Thanks for listening! Questions?