Enabling Community Participation of Senior Citizens

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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 November 2012.

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Enabling Community Participation of Senior Citizens

  1. 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. 2. From Web-Engineering andData Knowledge Management toSocial Informatics
  3. 3. ICT for Well-Being and a focus onOlder Adults
  4. 4. www.life
  5. 5. Lifeparticipation ExampleWhat’s Up
  6. 6. ow can we approachSocial Interactions? We needed a better understanding o The Elderly World
  7. 7. Research Questions What type of information and activities would elderly share using ICT?What difficulties and challenges do they encounter using ICT?
  8. 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. 9. The need for a Participatory Approach
  10. 10. ParticipatoryLaboratory ofICT for Elderly 30 Participants Most aged between 65 and 74 50% at the end 50% returned in the 2nd edition
  11. 11. Brainstorming What activities areneeded to support a magazine What do they knowWhat do they expect to learn
  12. 12. Topics of InterestPictures. Pictures. Pictures. Writing stories The Internet Interestingly, Blogging.
  13. 13. Weekly scheduling with their participation3 months. 10 Sessions. Open Office. Internet Browsing. Blogging.
  14. 14. The Blog
  15. 15. 32 posts/month 9 active authors Not too much commenting Pair WritingRecipesExcursionsPoetryShort StoriesSocial Report
  16. 16. Follow-UpsParticipatory Design Workshops
  17. 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. 18. The ResultCommunity Participation
  19. 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. 20. ICT Design LearningStep-by-Step sequential interfaces are preferred Desire for sharing their knowledge and stories Love to work in pairs
  21. 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. 22. Thanks for listening! Questions?

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