Informatics, TU Vienna


Designing a reciprocal exchange service for a good and engaged senior life.


In the AAL Give&Take project running 2014-17, research organisations, SMEs, end-user organisations, and end-users co-design a reciprocal exchange-service for a good and engaged senior life. The service releases an unexploited societal potential for solving tasks predominantly under the public sector realm, along with documented positive effects of seniors’ prolonged professional activity and voluntary work. Give&Take empowers seniors through a reciprocal exchange-service to maintain societal engagement as a key to mental, social and physical fitness. The Give&Take service offers a platform for knowledge and experience transfer by making skills and competencies visible in local communities. Target users are seniors in their early seniority. Intensive end-user participation is ensured through a mixed methods approach, including LivingLabs and Open Community Labs taking place in both Denmark and Austria. My presentation will include an example of a former senior design project, and important methodological considerations when working with aging and design.


Lone Malmborg is an Associate Professor in the Interaction Design Research Group at the IT University of Copenhagen. Her current research focuses on interaction design in the area of welfare technology, and more specifically design related to social aspects of ageing From 2014 to 2017 she is the scientific coordinator of the EU/AAL project Give&Take - Designing a reciprocal exchange service for a good and engaged senior life. Recently she participated in two research projects SeniorInteraction, and the LevVel Mødestedet also focusing on design in the area of ageing. Her future research agenda generally focuses on Interaction Design for a Good Life. She has been a co-editor of Digital Creativity since 1998. 1997-2006 she headed a study program in interaction design and headed the research group Creative Environment at Malmö University, K3.


This lecture is organized by the Human Computer Interaction Group at the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology.
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