Never stop creating: A preliminary inquiry in older adults’ everyday innovations

Xiying Wang, Tiffany Knearem, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

Participation in activities of personal interest and passion facilitates older adults’ health and well-being. In this study, we investigated older adults’ experiences related to their engagement and development of personal interests. We found out that older adults actively generated creative concepts and turned those ideas into innovative activities and artifacts, which positively revitalized a community, sustained an organization, and supported other people. Although any activity may be beneficial for older adults’ health and well-being, we argue that everyday innovations play a particularly important role, and present an important opportunity to enhance their quality of life. We conclude by proposing design strategies to support everyday innovations to promote healthy aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages111-118
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361262
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 2019
Event13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2019 - Trento, Italy
Duration: May 20 2019May 23 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period5/20/195/23/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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