Designing connected resources for older people

Iohanna Nicenboim, Elisa Giaccardi, Lenneke Kuijer

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In this pictorial, we illustrate steps towards a novel approach that situates connected technologies for older people as resources. In contrast to mainstream approaches in gerontechnology that consider elderly as frail and passive, we aim to complement older people's vital competences by designing technologies that can be used in less prescriptive, and broader ways. The pictorial describes our design process in which resourceful strategies were identi-fed through thing ethnography and used as inspiration to create a series of new connected objects conceived as resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781450351980
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (DIS2018) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


Conference2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (DIS2018)
Abbreviated titleDIS2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Gerontech-nology
  • IoT
  • Resourcefulness
  • RTD
  • Thing ethnography


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