Designing connected resources for older people

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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'18 Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
EditorsIlpo Koskinen, Youn-kyung Lim
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5198-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDIS '18 The 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 9 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


ConferenceDIS '18 The 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleDIS 2018
CityHong Kong

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Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Gerontechnology
  • IoT
  • Resourcefulness
  • RTD
  • Thing ethnography


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