Ordinary innovations of older adults: An interview study to understand interest development in aging

Xiying Wang, Tiffany Knearem, John Carroll

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Abstract

Building and maintaining personal interests are important for older adults to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. In this paper, we discuss older adults’ innovative ways of developing their interests and the related influence on their health and well-being. We conducted an interview study with 20 healthy older adults to investigate the practices around interest development and the impact of those experiences on their quality of life. We found out that older adults pursued unexpectedly creative ways to develop their personal interests, which not only contributed to emotional well-being, but also significantly influenced the liveliness and the sustainability of their local community which in turn sustained active aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2018 Companion - Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages253-256
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360180
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 2018
Event21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2018 - Jersey City, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2018Nov 7 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2018
CountryUnited States
CityJersey City
Period11/3/1811/7/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Wang, X., Knearem, T., & Carroll, J. (2018). Ordinary innovations of older adults: An interview study to understand interest development in aging. In CSCW 2018 Companion - Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 253-256). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3272973.3274068