Connecting grandparents and grandchildren through a digital medium

Dear Attendees, The market for online, digital gaming is growing fast. However, in amidst to this we are slowly moving away from connecting individuals across long distances and creating an emotional connection. Playing communities are also concentrated amongst particular groups in terms of those that have a particular skill or interest. This is having the effect of widening the gap that exists between generations. This session looks at an intergenerational communication platform that I have developed and helps bring together grandparents and their grandchildren. This digital medium is built on an storytelling platform and helps in defining the roles of each player. You will learn how the user experience is defined for both the grandparents and grandchildren and an approach to resolving the health and social issues that might exist amongst the elderly.