Towards Community-Based Co-creation
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.
Keywordsco-creation co-design seniors ambient assisted living
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.European Commission, The Committee of the Regions, AGE Platform Europe: How to promote active ageing in Europe: EU support to local and regional actors (2011)Google Scholar
- 3.Greenhalgh, T., Procter, R., Wherton, J., Sugarhood, P., Shaw, S.: The organising vision for telehealth and telecare: discourse analysis. BMJ Open 2012 (2012)Google Scholar
- 5.Nardi, B., Engeström, Y.: A Web on the Wind: The Structure of Invisible Work. In: Nardi, B., Engeström, Y. (eds.) Computer Supported Cooperative Work, vol. 8, pp. 1–2 (1999)Google Scholar
- 6.Crabtree, A.: Ethnography in participatory design. In: Participatory Design Conference, pp. 93–105. CPSR, Seattle (1998)Google Scholar
- 7.Prahalad, C.K., Ramaswamy, V.: Co-Creation Experiences: The Next Practice in Value Creation. J. I. M. 18(3), 5–14 (2004)Google Scholar
- 8.Bason, C.: Leading Public Sector Innovation. Co-creating for a better society. The Policy Press, Bristol (2010)Google Scholar
- 9.Eurostat: Active ageing and solidarity between generations. A statistical portrait of the European Union, European Commission (2011)Google Scholar
- 10.Brandt, E., Binder, T., Malmborg, L., Sokoler, T.: Communities of everyday practice and situated elderliness as an approach to co-design for senior interaction. In: OzCHI 2010, pp. 400–403. ACM, New York (2010)Google Scholar
- 11.Vines, J., Blythe, M., Dunphy, P., Vlachokyriakos, V., Teece, I., Monk, A., Olivier, P.: Cheque mates: participatory design of digital payments with eighty somethings. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012), pp. 1189–1198. ACM, New York (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- 12.Følstad, A.: Living Labs for Innovation and Development of Communication Technology: A Literature Review. eJOV 10, 99–131 (2008)Google Scholar
- 13.Kushniruk, A.W., Borycki, E.M., Kannry, J.: Commercial versus In-Situ Usability Testing of Healthcare Information Systems: Towards Public Usability Testing in Healthcare Organizations. Enabling Health and Healthcare Through Ict: Available, Tailored and Closer, 157 (2013)Google Scholar