Project: Co-designing Participatory Strategies With Older Adults
Shaping Connections, University of the 3rd Age; Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
About: 
As the COVID19 pandemic has highlighted, digital engagement is crucial in fostering social inclusion. Social exclusion is a significant threat to the wellbeing of older adults. This project will design strategies in conjunction with older consumers to incorporate their lived experiences of communications technology, to assist seniors to manage security risks to be better equipped to engage with the digital economy. ACCAN Grant: Co-designing Participatory Strategies With Older Adults to Reduce Perceived Risk and Promote Digital Inclusion
Activities: 
     • Research Assistant (Interview management, Semi-structured interviewing, thematic analysis, workshop facilitation)
     • PhD Research (Cultural Probes, Co-design Workshops)
Outcomes:
     • Figueiredo, B., Aleti, T., Reid, M., Martin, D. M.,  Hjorth, L.,  Buschgens, M.,& Kutin, J., & Sheahan, J. (2021). Reducing Perceived Risk and Promoting Digital Inclusion for older Australians.  Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Sydney.
Shaping Connections Members:
     • Chief Investigators: Assoc Prof Bernardo Figueiredo, Dr Torgeir Aleti
     • Associate Investigators: Prof Diane M. Martin, Prof Mike Reid, Prof Larissa Hjorth
     • Industry Collaborator/Partners: Glen Wall, Anne Grigg
     • Research Associates: Dr Mark Buschgens,  Jacob Sheahan, Dr Shinyi Chin


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