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.

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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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ID Code: 67258
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Ageing, Ageing people, Older adults, HCI, Gerontology, Gerontechnology, Ageing population, Stereotypes, Assumptions, Inclusive design
DOI: 10.1145/2541016.2541040
ISBN: 9781450325257
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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