Co-creation methods: Informing technology solutions for older adults

Lupin Battersby, Mei Lan Fang, Sarah L. Canham, Judith Sixsmith, Sylvain Moreno, Andrew Sixsmith

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Abstract

With the demographic shift towards an aging population, there is an increasing need for and interest in technologies that address challenges associated with aging. The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence is developing and building capacity in researchers and partners affiliated with the network and beyond to co-create solutions with older adults and other stakeholders. In this paper three projects using different approaches to co-creation are explored: community-based participatory research, integrated knowledge translation, and transdisciplinary working. The projects span different focus areas and disciplines: (1) a seniors’ affordable housing redevelopment evaluation; (2) a realist review of middle-aged and older adults and the digital divide; and (3) development of rehabilitation software for older adults’ cognitive health. Based on these projects, opportunities for enriching the research process through co-creation methods are highlighted. In addition, factors to consider when choosing and implementing cocreation methods, such as the type of research project, level of project development, ethical issues, and resources available will be discussed. We conclude the paper with a call for researchers using co-creation in technology development to evaluate the impact of such approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationAging, Design and User Experience - 3rd International Conference, ITAP 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsJia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages77-89
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319585291
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10297 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period9/07/1714/07/17

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Co-creation
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Innovation
  • Integrated knowledge translation
  • Technology
  • Transdisciplinary working

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