Aging and everyday technology

Brophy, Claire, Blackler, Alethea, & Popovic, Vesna (2015) Aging and everyday technology. In Popovic, Vesna, Blackler, Alethea L., Luh, Ding-Bang, Nimkulrat, Nithikul, Kraal, Ben J., & Nagai, Yukari (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th IASDR (The International Association of Societies of Design Research Congress), IASDR (The International Association of Societies of Design Research), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 250-265.

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This paper presents a literature review and indicative findings that are part of ongoing research into aging and technology. The review finds that research on older technology users has contributed valuable information on the impact of age-related changes on technology use, as well as older adults’ acceptance and adoption of contemporary technologies. However, the majority of the research has been conducted from the perspective of age-related differences in use and performance, or it is medically-focused, examining the potential of technology to improve an individual’s quality of life (QoL), for example. Research on older people and technology does not adequately address the integration of technology into the everyday lives of older people. This paper identifies that there is substantial opportunity to examine older users’ everyday information and communication technology (ICT) use, and to inform technology design beyond measures of performance, usability and adoption.

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ID Code: 89127
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Older adults, Technology use, Technology design, Human factors
ISBN: 978-0-646-94318-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2015 02:54
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 01:17

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