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




Wang, Jialiang

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design


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.