My bachelor thesis belongs to a research pre-project which is launched by the german Federal Ministry of Education and Science (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) which investigates Human-Technology-Interaction in the scope of demographic change.
The aim of the scientific pre-project is the exploration and utilization of application concepts, which are cross-generational applicable and support, create and increase positive experiences within the friend- and domestic circle. On the basis of the latest scientific knowledge of the user experience and design research, it’s the goal to collect nice existing events and experiences and analyze them in order to derive new experience concepts.
In the design of the services we address aspects such as the increase of anticipation, the strengthening of togetherness, creating and sharing beautiful and special moments, bridging mobility-related barriers, the exchange of situationally relevant information and the embedding of intuitive visualization and interaction modes for the user group.
The accompanying blog can be found here: http://appreciationbox.tumblr.com/
If you are interested in the whole thesis, feel free to read it here: Thesis