Keeping “InTOUCH”: An Ongoing Co-design Project to Share Memories, Skills and Demands through an Interactive Table

  • Sabina Giorgi
  • Miguel Ceriani
  • Paolo Bottoni
  • Alessandra Talamo
  • Silvia Ruggiero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7946)


We describe the first phases of an ongoing co-design project for a cooperative distributed space, based on multi-touch technologies, through which older adults engaged in the activities of recreational centres in their everyday contexts could keep in touch with others, for example other recreational centres, and with a general public. The project’s main goal is to foster the active participation of older people as producers of resources related to their experience and know-how and to the activities carried out in the centres, to be shared in a community context. The project aims to fulfill some seniors’ needs and wishes as “always learning new things”, “being with others” and “not staying at home”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabina Giorgi
    • 1
  • Miguel Ceriani
    • 1
  • Paolo Bottoni
    • 1
  • Alessandra Talamo
    • 1
  • Silvia Ruggiero
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitá di Roma “Sapienza”Italy

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