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

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


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


Focus Group Participatory Design Older People User Engagement Design Workshop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Edlin-White
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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