Ageing well with CSCW

Light, Ann, Leong, Tuck W and Robertson, Toni (2015) Ageing well with CSCW. ECSCW 2015: Proceedings of the 14th European conference on computer-supported cooperative work. pp. 295-304.

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This paper rethinks the role of technology in the life of older people by critically considering the discourses around ageing: drawing on insights from literatures on active ageing, findings from two studies conducted with older citizens and prevalent understandings of old age in technology design. It argues for a departure from the deficit model of old age, to an understanding that reveals older people’s agency in the ageing process and the work they do to manage their capacity to age well. This reframing of ageing and the ageing population offers new insights to CSCW and suggests new goals to support when designing technology for older people – goals that are more cognizant of people’s agency and their desires to manage their evolving experiences of the ageing process. We conclude with characteristics of the technologies we might develop.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ageing, process view, older people, technology, coordination, ageing well, active ageing, aging
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ1060 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0645.3 Home health care services
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Ann Light
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 10:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 22:49

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