Enabling Community Participation

Enabling Community Participation

Presentation given at the Community Informatics Research Network Conference 2012.

November 8th, 2012. Monash University Center of Prato, Italy.

Transcript

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    Enabling Community Participation! of Senior Citizens through Participatory Design and

    ICT! Cristhian Parra. Vincenzo D’Andrea. Giulia Giacomin! Community Informatics Conference 2012 #cirn12!
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    Research Questions What type of information and activities would elderly

    share using ICT? What difficulties and challenges do they encounter using ICT?
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    Research Questions How can we answer our questions using an

    approach that is as respectful as possible of the people involved, treating them as research collaborators instead of research subjects?
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    Participatory Laboratory of ICT for Elderly 30 Participants Most aged

    between 65 and 74 50% at the end 50% returned in the 2nd edition
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    32 posts/month 9 active authors Not too much commenting Pair

    Writing Recipes Excursions Poetry Short Stories Social Report
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    Follow-Ups Participatory Design Workshops 16 concrete Design Mistakes e.g. mixing

    sliding and buttons 21 usability notes e.g. make borders thicker and disable touching in them
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    General Learning ICT can foster Cultures of Participation (for example,

    around a blog) Participatory Approach enables trust relationships. Diversity of Elderly is wide, and they can be very participative provided the means for participation
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    ICT Design Learning Step-by-Step sequential interfaces are preferred Desire for

    sharing their knowledge and stories Love to work in pairs
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    How to sustain participation? A second edition of the lab

    More workshops Participatory Design of one ICT tool The Mockup: http:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpwRr_aKq4E Future Work