Emerging technologies and the contextual and contingent experiences of ageing well
Robertson, Toni, Durick, Jeannette, Brereton, Margot, Vaisutis, Kate, Vetere, Frank, Nansen, Bjorn , & Howard, Steve (2013) Emerging technologies and the contextual and contingent experiences of ageing well. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8119, pp. 582-589.
Based on a series of interviews of Australians between the ages of 55 and 75 this paper explores the relations between our participants’ attitudes towards and use of communication, social and tangible technologies and three relevant themes from our data: staying active, friends and families, and cultural selves. While common across our participants’ experiences of ageing, these themes were notable for the diverse ways they were experienced and expressed within individual lives and for the different roles technology was used for within each. A brief discussion of how the diversity of our ageing population implicates the design of emerging technologies ends the paper.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Ageing population, Ageing well, Social technologies, Tangible technologies, Diversity|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||IFIP International Federation for Information Processing|
|Deposited On:||22 Aug 2013 05:17|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 12:19|
Repository Staff Only: item control page