Exploring interactive surface designs for eliciting social activity from elderly adults

Richard J. Wirth, John M. Carroll, Chien Wen Yuan, Mary Beth Rosson, Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Jomara Bindá

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Abstract

Isolation and loneliness has been shown to be a significant cause of disease and mortality among elderly adults. The coproduction of activity is one potential method of prevention, through the promotion of social interaction and community engagement. The present study aims to facilitate coproduction in a continuing care retirement community, promoting health and wellness in elderly adults. To achieve this, we engage in the participatory design of a public interactive display for organizing community activity. We explore design needs and usability concerns from elderly residents, and discuss the trajectory of co-design work to realize this technological intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationNature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages403-408
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342483
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2016
Event11th Annual ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2016 - Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: Nov 6 2016Nov 9 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016

Other

Other11th Annual ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2016
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls
Period11/6/1611/9/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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Wirth, R. J., Carroll, J. M., Yuan, C. W., Rosson, M. B., Hanrahan, B. V., & Bindá, J. (2016). Exploring interactive surface designs for eliciting social activity from elderly adults. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016 (pp. 403-408). [2996789] (Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2992154.2996789