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HCI and Aging: Beyond Accessibility

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Publication date4/05/2019
Host publicationACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Weaving the Threads of CHI
PublisherACM
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450359719
Original languageEnglish
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Weaving the Threads of CHI - Scottish Event Campus , Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4/05/20199/05/2019
https://chi2019.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
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Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
Internet address

Abstract

Despite improvements in the accessibility of digital technologies and growing numbers of tools designed specifically for older adults, adoption of such tools remains low for this demographic. This workshop aims to explore the contextual factors that contribute to reduced uptake among older adults in order to understand how to design digital technologies that will be appealing to and work for them, fitting with recent calls for more holistic approaches to designing for older adults. Going beyond standard accessibility considerations, and aiming to inform design of technologies for the general population rather than the design of senior-friendly variants of such tools, we will generate a set of principles for developing tools that older adults can and will use.