ShopComm: Community-Supported Online Shopping for Older Adults

Katerina Gorkovenko, Garreth Tigwell (Lead / Corresponding author), Christopher Norrie, Miriam Waite, Daniel Herron

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The United Kingdom has an ageing population whose members experience significant life transitions as they grow older, for example, losing mobility due to deteriorating health. For these adults, digital technology has the potential to sustain their independence and improve their quality of life. However older adults can be reluctant to use digital solutions. In this paper, we review a local charity providing a grocery shopping service for older adults who are unable to go themselves. We explore how older adults perceive the benefits and drawbacks of both physical and digital shopping. Using these insights, we designed ShopComm to enable and support older adults with mobility impairments to shop online.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2017
Event14th AAATE Congress 2017 - University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sept 201714 Sept 2017


Conference14th AAATE Congress 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Online shopping
  • service design
  • bespoke device
  • older adults
  • ocmputer security
  • user-centred design


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