We are healthier together: Designing for technology-mediated health coproductions by older adults

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

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Abstract

Engagement in social activities and participation in community, allows people to coproduce their own health and wellbeing. This paper reports an ongoing design study that uses an email listserv to support older adults to organize and enact more coproductions together. Email is a tool that our participants are familiar with and already use. We augment their daily practices and past experience of this simple technology for promoting health coproductions. We discuss the rationale for using email as a tool, the design of the listserv, and how the older adults use the new technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages488-491
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363631
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 23
Externally publishedYes
Event11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2017 May 232017 May 26

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period2017/05/232017/05/26

Keywords

  • Coproduction
  • Health
  • Older adults
  • Participatory design
  • Technological mediation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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