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Exploring Social Communication Culture of Indonesian Senior Immigrants

Yulianto, Arief (2015) Exploring Social Communication Culture of Indonesian Senior Immigrants. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Yulianto, Arief
Abstract:

The ability to communicate with others is vital for a person’s emotional health and wellbeing. This project examined, through literature review and semi-structured interviews, the needs and constraints of senior Indonesian immigrants living in Toronto and the GTA for social communication. Findings revealed that they experience a high degree of social isolation due to following barriers: unfamiliarity with the English language, low educational levels, sub- optimal financial status and lack of technology skills. The need to design a simple, technology-based communication game for them was identified. Using an inclusive design approach, a Persona for an “extreme user” (lonely, widowed Indonesian senior) and related Social Life Experience Journey Map were developed. Through user testing sessions, a paper prototype of initial design for an iPad-based game was explored. Based on the feedback, an electronic prototype design of a refined word-building game was created. Although designed for seniors, this game can be played by all ages.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication, Senior Indonesian Immigrants, Toronto GTA, Social Communication, Isolation, iPad-Based Game, Word-Building Game
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:27
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:53
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/266

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