Online ITV use by older people: preliminary findings of a rapid ethnographical study

Authors.
Susan Ferreiraa, Sergio Sayagob, Valeria Righia, Guiller Malóna, Josep Blata.
aInformation and Communication Technologies Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
b
Digital Media Access Group, School of Computing, University of Dundee

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EuroITV2011 Proceedings of the 9th edition of the European Interactive TV Conference series in Lisbon Portugal

Abstract:
This poster presents preliminary findings of a rapid ethnographical study of online iTV use by some 40 older people during 2 months. Whereas some research has addressed ITV accessibility for older people, online ITV has largely been overlooked. This paper presents some key issues of online ITV by ordinary older people who are motivated to technology uptake, their attitudes towards interacting with ITV on the traditional TV and a number of issues related to ICT use which can inspire the design of more enriching and inclusive online ITV services.

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Ferreira, S., Sayago, S., Righi, V., Malón, G., Blat, J., 2011. Online ITV use by older people: preliminary findings of a rapid ethnographical study. In Proceedings of the 9th edition of the European Interactive TV Conference series -EuroITV ’11.  Lisbon, Portugal.