With the start of new academic term the LivingLab project at the Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology launches new activities. Our aim is to conduct research into cognitive and psycho-sociological processes that are involved with aging. One of the points of focus in this task is research into how seniors use modern technologies.
First of these activities that provide insight into how the elderly use technology, will be a location based game entitled ‘Stroll around yesterday’ which in turn will be part of the Warsaw Seniors Week festival. The game will take place on October 4th, and the Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji) will serve as it’s starting point.
Players in teams of two, composed of a senior and a junior will, with the use of specially prepared tablets, aim to fix the space-time disturbances generated by the machinations of the sinister doctor von Gestern. In doing so, they will have to solve riddles, complete tasks, and learn about the city’s past.
The ‘Stroll around yesterday’ game will be also presented at the AFE-INNOVNET network meeting. The network gathers institutions working towards creating a more senior-friendly social environment. The network meeting is co-hosted by the municipality of Warsaw, and will take place on October 8th 2015 at the Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology.