Designing for co-located and virtual social interactions in residential care

Francisco Ibarra, Marcos Baez, Francesca Fiore, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the feasibility and design challenges in supporting co-located and virtual social interactions in residential care by building on the practice of reminiscence. Motivated by the challenges of social interaction in this context, we first explore the feasibility of a reminiscence-based social interaction tool designed to stimulate conversation in residential care with different stakeholders. Then, we explore the design challenges in supporting an assisting role in co-located reminiscence sessions, by running pilot studies with a technology probe. Our findings point to the feasibility of the tool and the willingness of stakeholders to contribute in the process, although with some skepticism about virtual interactions. The reminiscence sessions showed that compromises are needed when designing for both story collection and conversation stimulation, evidencing specific design areas where further exploration is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages129-134
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450356312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Conference

Conference2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period9.6.1813.6.18

Keywords

  • Design recommendations
  • Older adults
  • Reminiscence
  • Residential care
  • Social interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Ibarra, F., Baez, M., Fiore, F., & Casati, F. (2018). Designing for co-located and virtual social interactions in residential care. In DIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 129-134). (DIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197391.3205424