My colleague, Hilary Davis, and I will be giving a presentation about our work for the IBES-funded project "Making the Invisible Visible: Digital Storytelling for Neighbourhood Social Cohesion" on Friday 15th August. Details below:
Housebound residents and digital storytelling: Enhancing community inclusion with an interactive public display
Disability, age, and mental health issues can confine people to their homes, leaving them with few opportunities to participate in local community activities. In this project we are exploring new ways of leveraging technologies to enable housebound people to engage with the community by creating and sharing digital stories about their lives. To better understand the experiences of housebound people and to explore how they have used technology to share their stories with others, we have analysed YouTube and Vimeo videos created by housebound people. In this seminar we present key themes from this analysis and outline future stages of the project, which will involve co-creating digital stories with housebound residents in a Melbourne suburb and sharing their stories with a local audience via a community-placed public display. Working in collaboration with the IBES Lab, the project has developed a prototype interactive display that will be used to share participants’ digital stories. In this seminar we will demonstrate the prototype and invite audience feedback.
Where: Interaction Design Lab, 9th Floor, Doug McDonell Building, University of Melbourne
When: Friday 15th August, 3 - 4 pm.
Dr Jenny Waycott, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing & Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Contact: jwaycott @ unimelb.edu.au