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Older people’s production and appropriation of digital videos: an ethnographic study

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dc.contributor.author Ferreira, Susan M.
dc.contributor.author Sayago Barrantes, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Blat, Josep
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-13T07:36:31Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-13T07:36:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Ferreira SM, Sayago S, Blat J. Older people’s production and appropriation of digital videos: an ethnographic study. Behav Inf Technol. 2017;36(6):557-74. DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2016.1265150
dc.identifier.issn 0144-929X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/48167
dc.description.abstract While most of today’s children, young people, and adults are both consumers and producers of digital content, very little is known about older people as digital content creators. Drawing on a three-year ethnographic study, this paper reports on the digital video production and appropriation of approximately 200 older people (aged 60–85). They generated 320 videos over the course of the study. We show their motivations for engaging in digital video production, discuss their planned video making, and highlight their creativity while editing videos. We show the different meanings they ascribed to digital videos in their social appropriation of these objects, the meaningful strategies they adopted to share videos, and the impact on their perceived wellbeing. Furthermore, we outline the solutions the participants developed to overcome or cope with interaction issues they faced over time. We argue that the results portray older people as active and creative makers of digital videos with current video capturing, editing, and sharing technologies. We contend that this portrayal both encourages us to re-consider how older people should be seen within human–computer interaction and helps to frame future research/design activities that bridge the grey digital divide.
dc.description.sponsorship We are indebted to all our participants, volunteers, and members of the staff of Àgora for their participation in our research and willingness to share their opinions, digital video production and appropriation with the research community. We also thank Dr Paula Forbes for helping us improve our English and the content of this paper. We acknowledge the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (MAEC/AECID). We also thank the reviewers of this journal who helped us improve our ideas and this paper.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Behaviour & Information Technology. 2017;36(6):557-74
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY on 21 Dec 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0144929X.2016.1265150
dc.title Older people’s production and appropriation of digital videos: an ethnographic study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2016.1265150
dc.subject.keyword Older people
dc.subject.keyword Digital video production
dc.subject.keyword Digital video appropriation
dc.subject.keyword Ethnography
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/TIN2011-28308-C03-03
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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