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Title: Aging in online communities: a systematic literature review of design recommendations
Author: Veloso, Ana Isabel
Ferreira, Sónia
Costa, Liliana Vale
Mealha, Óscar
Santos, Santos
Keywords: Senior online communities
Design recommendations
Systematic literature review
Computer-mediated communication
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University Paul Valery of Montpellier 3
Abstract: The increase of computer-mediated communication use and the aging population has led to a renewed interest in online communities and social networks for active aging and social support in daily living. However, a systematic understanding of the design recommendations in Senior Online Communities is still lacking in scientific documentation. The aim of this paper is to identify the design recommendations used in online communities that support active aging. In addition, this paper highlights some of the benefits of using online communities by older adults. Twenty-three papers published between January 2015 and May 2020 in English-language, peer-reviewed publications, met inclusion criteria. The review presents a set of recommendations for designing online communities to enhance older adults’ social interactions. A process that aims for “engagement” is suggested to strategically guide the design of Senior Online Communities: Interacting – Sense of Belonging (Role-playing, Storytelling, and Legacy) – Engaging.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.17567/2316-3828.2020v10n1p227-239
ISSN: 2066-5083
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