lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Designing New Social Media Services For Seniors’: A Participatory Design Approach
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The society is getting older. A process called aging at the bottom will come with demographic and consequently socio economic changes. Due to this tide wave of elderly I have focused my research on seniors and the need for designing new social media services for them. This thesis is focused an understanding senior’s daily life, their activities, their relationship with their family, friends and groups of interest, how are they currently using the technology and finally to find out with them possibilities for alternative social media services that can sustain or enhance their social engagement and participation. A participatory design approach has been used for the research. Different techniques like cartographic mapping future workshops, walkthrough and diary are the methods that I have chosen for the collection of data. Data gathers is analyzed through the usage of thematic analysis and the main thematic has been presented by the original expressions of seniors during the workshops. Social media is still in its begging when it comes to services for seniors and the opportunities available are huge. This research can be considered a good start also for further services in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Social media services, Seniors, PD, Elderly
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45596OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-45596DiVA: diva2:844197
Educational program
Master Programme in Information Systems, 120 credits
Presentation
2015-06-02, 10:32 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2015-08-04 Created: 2015-08-04 Last updated: 2015-08-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2477 kB)161 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2477 kBChecksum SHA-512
1d7cb8457906fbf6f1ba1ce6b94b45ffb8737247e3cdf6137bee7442e5fccd16ee3a95fdaf55b1a0f959a729a4c9ef795054fba5ef3e8550eca7be19f7ae842e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Informatics
Information Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 161 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 399 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf