Category: Questionnaires

Even those living far away can participate


Fraunhofer Portugal is leading a European project called CordonGris, which is looking to fight malnutrition with the help of new digital technologies. Don’t worry, we don’t want anyone eating virtual food! The idea is to develop a system that can providesome food tips and help manage the budget for grocery shopping.

At this point in time, we are trying to characterize the habits and food knowledge of younger and older adults through a questionnaire that was launched in the three countries participating in the project: United Kingdom,  Portugal and the Netherlands.

If you are 45 years-old or older and 30 minutes’ time, we would really like to count on your participation in this questionnaire:



Socio-demographic characterization of senior COLLABORATORS

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COLABORAR has been working on the social and demographic characterization of the senior users in the network. Until now, we have collected data from 300 older adults amongst partner institutions and individual volunteer seniors.

The users’ information collected through questionnaires has been valuable for the selection of participants for research activities, whether it is a test, a usability test, a demo or an interview. It allows the recruitment to be more effective and accurate, matching the needs and requirements of each project and activity.

The results of this work will provide Fraunhofer AICOS’s researchers with additional knowledge regarding seniors’ characteristics and needs. Furthermore, it will enable us to build interesting statistical data regarding the Portuguese senior population. Moreover, we take this time as an opportunity to listen to seniors’ personal stories, which enriches us both personally and professionally.

Thank you to all participants in the study.


2000 research activities


We are very glad to announce that COLABORAR recently completed 2000 research activities!

It represents a great accomplishment and we are very grateful to each person who contributed with their time and willingness to participate. The number of activities is proportional to the increase in knowledge and experience in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Therefore, we are getting better in doing research with and for older adults and our projects become better with the knowledge about seniors.

A big thank you! We’ll keep making more and more activities with your collaboration, for sure!




We are always looking at mobile applications designed for different Research and Development projects. But we thought “What if we created our own COLABORAR app?” That’s right; we have created an application to help us with the questionnaires in the field, which is then part of a larger surprise that we are preparing for the project.

Here’s a sneak peak of the application for you to see. Please stay tuned for further news!

Celebrating 1000 research activities



Ladies and Gentlemen…

…We are very happy to announce that among usability tests, questionnaires, interviews, focus groups and demos, we reached the fantastic number of 1000 research activities! Thank you so much to everyone who is or was part of COLABORAR.

We believe this deed is outstanding and we also believe that we are doing quite a unique thing in Portugal. Perhaps in Europe?

Hundreds of people have crossed paths to improve everyday life for older adults. We are not only touched by everyone’s sheer willingness to help, but also, of course, very thankful and proud!

Together we simplify the future.

Next stop: 2000!