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Guideline for the innovative design of an online platform for an aging society

Date

2021-07-28

Author

Wang, Jialiang

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis

Department

Industrial and Graphic Design

Restriction Status

EMBARGOED

Restriction Type

Auburn University Users

Date Available

07-28-2022

Abstract

This study attempts to provide people with a virtual community creative platform design guideline to help aging communities solve the problem of loneliness. Retired people mentor young professionals in product design through the platform, as well as continue to develop their own products in the way of entrepreneurship, thereby providing a source of inspiration for social innovation through culture, human-centered relationships and meaning. Social innovation design, product design and service design are used to build a virtual community, which provides open resources and innovation platforms for innovators. Finally, this study introduces how a new platform innovation collaboration method operates and builds a conceptual framework based on the general innovation business model.