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.

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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.

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ID Code: 61993
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ageing population, Ageing well, Social technologies, Tangible technologies, Diversity
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40477-1_37
ISSN: 0302-9743
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

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