Towards Community-Based Co-creation

  • Alina Huldtgren
  • Christian Detweiler
  • Hani Alers
  • Siska Fitrianie
  • Nick A. Guldemond
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7946)


Current AAL solutions are often rejected by senior end-users, who do not perceive their benefits or themselves as the target group. This is due to the prevailing technology-driven design process that does not account for human needs. To shift the focus from the technology to the human, involvement of stakeholders in the design process is crucial. In this paper we outline some issues with involvement and continuous engagement of seniors and propose the concept of community-based co-creation as a way forward. Key is the facilitation of long-term collaboration of a community comprised of stakeholders including among others seniors, caregivers and researchers. Their neighborhoods serve as a natural context for designing and implementing their own solutions. We raise several points for consideration and first steps to be discussed.


co-creation co-design seniors ambient assisted living 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alina Huldtgren
    • 1
  • Christian Detweiler
    • 1
  • Hani Alers
    • 1
  • Siska Fitrianie
    • 1
  • Nick A. Guldemond
    • 1
  1. 1.Interactive IntelligenceDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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