This paper explores an alternative view of design as an emergent process of engagement and learning, as opposed to the traditional view of systems design as a problem-solving tool. We focus on digitally enabled elderly support networks as an innovative approach to the design of elderly care assistance through social media. Our research project is conducted in the context of an Italian health-care institution and provides the empirical backdrop illustrating the ensemble artefact, the four design principles and the pragmatic outcomes of personalized elderly care interventions. These contributions add both practical and theoretical guidance and learning regarding social-media engagement in elderly care assistance. Further, we illustrate how the design of personalized services through social-media technologies may challenge traditional organizational boundaries and transform the relationship between internal and external stakeholders. Based on our findings, the conclusion is that personalized elderly care assistance emerges as a socio-technical construction of social media.

Design for social media engagement: Insights from elderly care assistance / Spagnoletti, Paolo; Resca, Andrea; Sæbø, Øystein. - In: JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. - ISSN 0963-8687. - 24:2(2015), pp. 128-145. [10.1016/j.jsis.2015.04.002]

Design for social media engagement: Insights from elderly care assistance

SPAGNOLETTI, PAOLO;RESCA, ANDREA;
2015

Abstract

This paper explores an alternative view of design as an emergent process of engagement and learning, as opposed to the traditional view of systems design as a problem-solving tool. We focus on digitally enabled elderly support networks as an innovative approach to the design of elderly care assistance through social media. Our research project is conducted in the context of an Italian health-care institution and provides the empirical backdrop illustrating the ensemble artefact, the four design principles and the pragmatic outcomes of personalized elderly care interventions. These contributions add both practical and theoretical guidance and learning regarding social-media engagement in elderly care assistance. Further, we illustrate how the design of personalized services through social-media technologies may challenge traditional organizational boundaries and transform the relationship between internal and external stakeholders. Based on our findings, the conclusion is that personalized elderly care assistance emerges as a socio-technical construction of social media.
Action design research, Socio-technical systems, Ensemble artefact, Social media, Elderly care assistance
Design for social media engagement: Insights from elderly care assistance / Spagnoletti, Paolo; Resca, Andrea; Sæbø, Øystein. - In: JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. - ISSN 0963-8687. - 24:2(2015), pp. 128-145. [10.1016/j.jsis.2015.04.002]
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