Engaging the Disengaged: How do we Design Technology for Digitally Excluded Older Adults?

Coleman, Graeme and Gibson, Lorna and Hanson, Vicki L. and Bobrowicz, Ania and Mckay, Alison (2010) Engaging the Disengaged: How do we Design Technology for Digitally Excluded Older Adults? In: 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'10), 16-20 August 2010, Aarhus, Denmark. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Amongst older adults, recent evidence suggests the most commonly stated reason for non-adoption of digital technologies is a lack of interest, rather than affordability or difficulty. This directly impacts upon the design community, both in terms of technologies we design for such groups to adopt, and the design methods we use for exploiting the untapped creativity and innovation amongst people who are not particularly interested in the outcome. This paper explores issues of technology non-acceptance amongst older adults, and reports on work designed to incorporate the values of older adults within the design process. We present the results of a series of interviews conducted with disengaged older adults, presenting the key themes found within a subset with these interviews.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.9.H85 Human computer interaction
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 13:13
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 10:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27901 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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