Jacob Sheahan, PhD

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Journal Article, 2024
Playing with Persona: Highlighting older adults’ lived experience with the digital media ︎

Hjorth, L., Sheahan, J., Figueiredo, B., Martin, D., Aleti, T., Reid, M.,

Exploring perceptions and practices of technology use and risk to understand how cultural probes like personas can offer us ways to connect playfully to lived experience to inform future imaginaries. In this paper, we focus on the six co-design workshops in which we deployed personas as representations of digital experience to challenge, explore, provoke and help build nuanced tools for implementation.Through personas, speculative fiction, and lived experience, we provide ways to rethink digital media in increasingly ageing futures.

I acknowledge the peoples on whose lands I conduct my work, and respectfully acknowledge Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

©2024 Jacob Sheahan