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Sociophysical Interactions: understanding the role of social and tangible technologies in maintaining good habits into old age

Funding: 2011: $30,000
2012: $30,000
2013: $25,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2011

Summary: How can technology help us `age well¿? We will study, design and evaluate novel information systems that integrate and support social engagement and physical activity in order to (a) build foundational knowledge about these technologies and (b) maintain the opportunities for social engagement and physical activity in our ageing population.


Light, A, Pedell, S, Robertson, T, Waycott, J, Bell, J, Durick, J & Leong, TW 2016, 'What's special about aging', Interactions, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 66-69.
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Leong, TW & Robertson, T 1970, 'Voicing values', Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Full papers - Volume 1, PDC '16: The 14th Participatory Design Conference, ACM, Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 31-40.
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Durick, JI, Robertson, T, Brereton, M, Vaisutis, K, Vetere, F & Nansen, B 1970, 'Ageing Within An Augmented Home', CHI, Toronto, Canada.

Vaisutis, K, Brereton, M, Robertson, T, Vetere, F, Durick, J, Nansen, B & Buys, L 1970, 'Invisible connections', Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '14: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1937-1940.
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Nansen, B, Vetere, F, Robertson, T, Brereton, M & Durick, JI 1970, 'Habituated interaction and social objects', British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction, British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction, Brunel University, West London.

Robertson, T, Durick, J, Brereton, M, Vaisutis, K, Vetere, F, Nansen, B & Howard, S 1970, 'Emerging Technologies and the Contextual and Contingent Experiences of Ageing Well', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 582-589.
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Keywords: Human Computer Interaction, Human-Centred Design, Social Technologies, Ageing, User Experience, Embedded Interactions, Tangible Technologies

FOR Codes: Computer-Human Interaction, Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified, Health Related to Ageing, Human-computer interaction, Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified