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Ensembles of Practice: Older Adults, Technology, and Loneliness & Social Isolation in Rural Settings

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Title:Ensembles of Practice: Older Adults, Technology, and Loneliness & Social Isolation in Rural Settings
Authors:Hayes, Niall
Introna, Lucas
Smith, Marcia Tavares
Keywords:Seniors' Use of Digital Resources
Information Technology in Healthcare
co-creation, technology, practice theory, rural, older adults
Date Issued:08 Jan 2019
Abstract:This paper considers whether, and if so how, ICT might play a role in addressing loneliness and social isolation for older adults in rural areas. We base our paper on a longitudinal co-creation study that has been undertaken in a rural location in the North of England. We adopt a practice perspective to examine the everyday practices of older adults as they sought out opportunities to address their desire for social connectedness and explore how technology might support them in those practices. Specifically, we argue that we need to identify the linking practices that enable participation in social connectedness through ICT. Based on this, we develop a model to guide future practice based studies and interventions.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59866
ISBN:978-0-9981331-2-6
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2019.518
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Seniors' Use of Digital Resources


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