Design for older adult cohorts: Insights from a series of digital storytelling workshops

ID: 48675 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Simone Hausknecht, Michelle Vanchu-Orosco, and David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Wednesday, June 29 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Junior Ballroom B

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Abstract: Digital storytelling provides an opportunity for older adults to become digital producers, tell and share their stories, and learn new technology through participation and creation. In this best practices presentation the authors report on a digital storytelling workshop designed for older adults through a partnership grant and the lessons learned. The session will serve the dual purpose of informing digital storytelling workshop designs, while also paying special attention to participants with diverse needs, specifically older adult cohorts. It will explore some of the issues and experiences of working with older adults and technology, lessons learned, adaptations required, and successful approaches. Such areas as the value of building a knowledge sharing community, facilitation as a way of adapting to different needs, and addressing difficulties of time constraints will be discussed.


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