From Guinea Pigs to Design Partners: Working with Older People in ICT Design

  • R. Edlin-White
  • S. Cobb
  • A. Floyde
  • S. Lewthwaite
  • J. Wang
  • J. Riedel
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-2867-0_16

Cite this paper as:
Edlin-White R., Cobb S., Floyde A., Lewthwaite S., Wang J., Riedel J. (2012) From Guinea Pigs to Design Partners: Working with Older People in ICT Design. In: Langdon P., Clarkson J., Robinson P., Lazar J., Heylighen A. (eds) Designing Inclusive Systems. Springer, London

Abstract

Governments worldwide are recognising the reality and challenges of aging societies. Aging is often accompanied by increased incidence of impairments in the physio-motor, sensory and cognitive domains, as well as health problems, reduced socialisation, poorer finances, reduced sense of purpose and sometimes marginalisation from society. Technology can be very beneficial for older people but is too often problematical, sometimes creating digital exclusion

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Edlin-White
    • 1
  • S. Cobb
    • 1
  • A. Floyde
    • 1
  • S. Lewthwaite
    • 2
  • J. Wang
    • 3
  • J. Riedel
    • 3
  1. 1.Human Factors Research Group, ITRC BuildingThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of American and Canadian StudiesUniversity of NottinghamNottingham UK
  3. 3.University of Nottingham Business SchoolUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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