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"With Me v2.0" is a system of interactive experiences that utilizes design as a tool of inclusion to connect generations and encourage intergenerational learning through dialogue and play. 

By existing on a digital platform, which may sometimes ca

"With Me v2.0" is a system of interactive experiences that utilizes design as a tool of inclusion to connect generations and encourage intergenerational learning through dialogue and play. By existing on a digital platform, which may sometimes ca

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"With Me" is a system of games that utilizes design as a tool of inclusion to connect generations. It will encourage meaningful interaction and intergenerational dialogue to integrate older adults deeper into the fabric of our society.
"With Me" is a system of games that utilizes design as a tool of inclusion to connect generations. It will encourage meaningful interaction and intergenerational dialogue to integrate older adults deeper into the fabric of our society.

"With Me" is a system of games that utilizes design as a tool of inclusion to connect generations. It will encourage meaningful interaction and intergenerational dialogue to integrate older adults deeper into the fabric of our society.

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Christine commented on A Digital Shoebox Project to Build Empathy & Digital Skills

Hi Jenn,
I really love your idea. A few things came to mind when I was reading through your concept and the comments. Regarding how to get youth to want to participate, I wonder if this is something that youth sign up for to mentor an older adult that is already close to them. Older adults would be gaining digital skills, while also getting to tell the story of their lives. Younger generations would be gaining knowledge of past stories from their elders that might never be told. I remember finding old photo albums of my grandparents after they passed away and wishing that I knew the stories that went along with what I was finding. By helping to create their elders' digital shoebox, they're also learning about their past and connecting on a level that sometimes gets lost. Just a thought!

Also, it might be worth it to check out the organization Elders Share the Arts (http://www.estanyc.org) for some inspiration. There are already organizations out there where youth volunteer with older adults. A program like this could be another type of offering in already existing youth/elderly programs.

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Christine commented on Different Generations. Shared Humanity. (Updated 6.29.14)

Hi Guy, sorry for the late response here. I'm just seeing this now! Below are a few responses, and feel free to reach out to me with any additional questions.

1. Research that I found particularly helpful in combatting agism was simply speaking to older adults. What I learned most is that younger generations stereotype growing older as being negative, but most older adults don't see it that way. Two anti-agism activists whose work I find particularly inspiring are Ashton Applewhite (http://www.thischairrocks.com) and Laura Carstensen (http://www.ted.com/talks/laura_carstensen_older_people_are_happier). Check them out! I learned a lot from them.

2. As far as prototypes go, I played with simple ideas that would encourage connection between participants, while leaving much of the experience up to the audience. I think anything where participants can get to know each other and that can achieve putting aside pre-conceived notions of "what it's like to be old" or "what it's like to be young" will help in shifting perceptions. What if it's something where age isn't known at first so the users aren't able to use any judgements? This would obviously require not being able to see the person at first :)

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Christine commented on Different Generations. Shared Humanity. (Updated 6.29.14)

That's a really great idea! It's easy for stereotypes around social classes to be put into our minds, and I agree with you that there needs to be more connection between different classes. This could be a nice way to create a larger sense of empathy.