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

Elizabeth Valentine, Ania Bobrowicz, Graeme Coleman, Lorna Gibson, Vicki L. Hanson, Saikat Kundu, Alison McKay, Raymond Holt

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users Diversity
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part II
    EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages243-249
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642216633
    ISBN (Print)9783642216626
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011
    http://www.hcii2011.org/

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume6766
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2011
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period9/07/1114/07/11
    OtherHeld as Part of HCI International 2011
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    Keywords

    • Design
    • Education
    • Inclusion
    • Motivation
    • Older people
    • Young designers

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    Valentine, E., Bobrowicz, A., Coleman, G., Gibson, L., Hanson, V. L., Kundu, S., McKay, A., & Holt, R. (2011). Narrating past to present: conveying the needs and values of older people to young digital technology designers. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users Diversity: 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 243-249). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 6766). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_26