Technologically Mature but with Limited Capabilities

  • Yvonne ErikssonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9754)


A growing population of elderly people with an extensive knowledge of ICT is to be expected – a generation that has several decades of daily experience from using computers, cell phones and other devices at work situations and in their spare time. Today the discussion of elderly people and technology is dominated by the perception that the elderly are comparatively inexperienced with regard to digital technology. The challenge for the future is, however, to overcome the gradual loss of the senses with the help of technical devices that fulfill the needs of older technologically mature users.


Users Categorization Design thinking Phenomenology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information DesignMälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden

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