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    Storytelling meets the Social Web: an HTML5 cross-platform application for older adults


    Boldt Sousa, Tiago and Tenreiro, Pedro and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Mendes Rodrigues, Eduarda (2011) Storytelling meets the Social Web: an HTML5 cross-platform application for older adults. In: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011 : 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-9, 2011, Proceedings, Part IV. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6949). Springer, pp. 364-365. ISBN 9783642237676

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    Abstract

    This demonstration presents a storytelling application specifically designed for older adults to share stories and thoughts. Studies claim that older adults commonly have dificulties in engaging with online social networks [1], but increased social inclusion and sense of wellbeing has been observed in those who engage [2]. While following a user-centered design approach, we have developed an HTML5 device- independent and intuitive social web application which addresses older adults' specific needs and age-related impairments, allowing them to connect to their friends and family through storytelling.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published article, which is available at DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23768-3_33
    Keywords: Storytelling; Online Social Networks; User-Centered De- sign; Older Adults; HTML5;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6051
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23768-3_33
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 15:10
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
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