Dispelling ageing myths in technology design
Durick, Jeannette, Robertson, Toni, Brereton, Margot, Vetere, Frank, & Nansen, Bjorn (2013) Dispelling ageing myths in technology design. In Shen, Haifeng, Smith, Ross, Paay, Jeni, Calder, Paul, & Wyeld, Theodor (Eds.) OzCHI '13 Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference : Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, ACM, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 467-476.
We present a review of literature from the fields of gerontology, gerontechnology, HCI and government policy that deals with social and technical solutions for the ageing population. We highlight common assumptions about ageing people, which we argue are still embedded in much of the research related to the domain of ageing. This paper challenges six common assumptions across four broad themes that we identified in the literature. It aims to provide a reminder and resource for designers to eschew assumptions during designing technology for 'older' users.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Ageing, Ageing people, Older adults, HCI, Gerontology, Gerontechnology, Ageing population, Stereotypes, Assumptions, Inclusive design|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 ACM|
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2014 05:22|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2014 04:49|
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