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Intentional Intergenerational Digital Inclusion: Suggested Activities for Tech Program Designers #598

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[ Session Name ] Intentional Intergenerational Digital Inclusion: Suggested Activities for Tech Program Designers
[ Primary Space ] Digital Inclusion
[ Secondary Space ] Youth Zone

[ Submitter's Name ] Kyla Williams
[ Submitter's Affiliated Organisation ] Henry Williams Love Foundation
[ Submitter's GitHub ] @SmartKyla-

What will happen in your session?

In this session, The Shuri Project will be introduced with a brief discussion of how that program unintentionally impacted intergenerational digital inclusion and the need to be more intentional. Thereafter, a design thinking session will be conducted to create a publishable and shareable list of low-cost activities for tech program service providers and designers to encourage intergenerational digital inclusion regardless of the intended population of service. Participants can also brainstorm the design of the web-page on the Henry Williams Love website where the list will live.

What is the goal or outcome of your session?

There are many community-based tech programs designed for specific populations of learners to help improve skills, increase equity and opportunity. Often in the design of those programs, the resulting impact to the participant’s village, which are often in need of the same skill building, is a secondary or tertiary benefit versus a primary one. We contend that if tech program designers are more intentional with intergenerational digital inclusion in their program designs, the digital divide that still exists will start to resolve. Understanding that many programs have limited resources, the goal is to identify through design-thinking, opportunities of intergenerational learning that does not tax the program, but proves to be beneficial to the community-at-large.

If your session requires additional materials or electronic equipment, please outline your needs.

We will need post-it notes, markers, and flip chart paper.

Time needed

90 mins

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