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Telling Your Stories:Designing an Online Email Based Storytelling Group for Older Adults

Abstract The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of building a storytelling system for older adults to tell and share their life stories based on email. It is measured by the level of participation and people's acceptance of the system. The central goals were to empower people over 60 years old by providing a platform for them to share their wonderful life experience and perspectives on life and lead social services into the digital age by bridging traditional roundtable interaction and modern digital communication. A prototype was built to test the level of participation of the system and follow-up interviews were conducted in order to deeply understand people's acceptance. Content analysis was used to analyze the stories to ascert... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Li, Yuanyi (Author) / Giard, Jacques R (Advisor) / Margolis, Eric (Committee member) / Larkin, Kyle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Communication / Social work / Email / Group reminiscence / Internet / Older adults / Storytelling
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 128 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.D. Design 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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