Designing an intergenerational intervention to promote physical activity amongst older adults and young children

LEITAO, Roxanne and REED, Heath (2015). Designing an intergenerational intervention to promote physical activity amongst older adults and young children. In: VALKENBURG, Rianne, DEKKERS, Coen and SLUIJS, Janneke, (eds.) PIN-C 2015 : reframing design. Proceedings of the 4th Participatory Innovation Conference 2015, 18-20 mei 2015. Belgium, The Hague, University of Applied Sciences, 107-115.

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Abstract

We report on a series of co-design workshops conducted with older adults where we explored motivations and barriers to physical exercise in the contexts of intergenerational family relationships,neighbourhoods and communities.

Given the current state-of-the-art and the knowledge gathered from our workshops with older adults, we further developed a concept prototype called iStep (Intergenerational Support To Encourage Physical Activity). iStep aims to promote physical activity by allowing children and their grandparents to form teams of two and collaboratively work toward physical activity-related goals.

We examine initial findings from this study and interactions between the research team and the participants, in order to assess the possibilities and limitations of iStep within existing school settings and family dynamics.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Depositing User: Heath Reed
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 13:05
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2015 21:39
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10621

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