ICT and older adults in the City of Whittlesea
This report addresses three topics of interest to the City of Whittlesea for the development of support programs for older adults - aspirations of older adults to adopt technology, barriers preventing older adults from taking up technology, and strategies to support older adults.
Co-designing ICT strategies with older adults
As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, digital engagement is crucial for fostering social inclusion for older adults. This report explains the perceived risks that affect older adults the most and outlines co-designed strategies that respond to their lived experiences of information and communication technologies.
COVID-19 practices and perceptions in Australia (2020-2021)
This research project investigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living in Australia, with a particular focus on their experiences, perceptions and practices—especially in terms of tracking technologies (the COVIDSafe app, the use of QR codes), masks and other prosocial techniques.
Reducing perceived risk and promoting digital inclusion for older Australians
This report describes the outcomes of stage one of the project, 'Explore and Quantify.' This includes an analysis of 22 exploratory interviews, resulting in 22 video vignettes of older adults’ information and communication technology risk perceptions (March 2021), and findings from a survey of approximately...
Older adults and animal companionship
From July to October 2020, researchers connected with CP beneficiaries and volunteers to explore their experiences, perceptions and practices. The aim of the exploratory study was to reflect on the significant value of animals in the lives of older adults, and the important role of...