Communities of everyday practice and situated elderliness as an approach to co-design for senior interaction

Eva Brandt, Thomas Binder, Lone Malmborg, Tomas Sokoler

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Abstract

In the co-design project Senior Interaction a public care unit, university researchers, industrial partners, and senior citizens are working together to design living labs applying digital concepts that can strengthen social networks
and interaction among seniors. When approaching people who we envisioned to be the future users we realized that almost nobody among the people between 55and 75 years old identified themselves as ‘elderly’ or ‘senior citizens’, we realized that users are never just ‘out there’. Instead they tend to refer to ‘the others’ or even to their own parents. Rather than using biological age,
institutional categories or similar formal ways to group the people that we imagine as the future users, we suggest to talk about situated elderliness. By associating elderliness not to all encompassing life circumstances but
to certain everyday contexts we can turn our attention towards what we call communities of everyday practice that defines these contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateNov 2010
Pages400-403
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0502-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-0502-0
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Event22nd conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 22 Nov 201026 Nov 2010
Conference number: 22nd
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Conference

Conference22nd conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction
Number22nd
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period22/11/201026/11/2010
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