Distance Interaction for Older AdultsAn application for Communication System

M1: The Idea

  Download pdf   1. System Introduction Flow is a tablet-based communication application that helps older adults’ social communication. Especially, it focuses on finding their high school or university friends, which would be a great chance for them to re-build friendship and re-connect with their distant old friends. This system features…

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M2: Problems

  Download pdf   1. Overview In the previous study, there was a user study with 11 participants over 60 years old recruited from retirement communities, churches, and fitness centers via flyers, word-of-mouth, and personal contacts. This study is following from the previous user study and in the conclusion, there were…

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M3: The Design

  Download pdf   1. Summary The first phase of this application design for a retaining brain activity of long-term and short-term memory developed in 2015. It included three different enjoyable and interactive menus: a sound treatment, a social communication, and a simple game (Jang, 2015). After the user study with…

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M4: Prototype

  Download pdf   1. Prototype A prototype is a working model to predict the system or products before fully developing them.  “In web and software interface design, prototypes can be used to examine content, aesthetics, and interaction techniques from the perspectives of designers, clients, and users” (Walker, Takayama, & Landay,…

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M5: Evaluation story-based application FLOW
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RESEARCH: FLOW

Flow is a tablet-based web communication and social media app. It was developed for older adults to provide them with an individual-centered service in which they can control their individual stories and allow people in a specific group to see their stories. It provides an easy individual communication platform, in which older adults can create diverse types of communication: creating recorded stories, adding comments, and participating in chat rooms. Recordings of their voices will convey their emotions and mood.

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