Elderly and Tablets: Considerations and Suggestions About the Design of Proper Applications

  • Eliseo Sciarretta
  • Andrea Ingrosso
  • Valentina Volpi
  • Antonio Opromolla
  • Roberta Grimaldi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)


In this paper, the authors support the idea that tablet is the ideal tool to assist and enhance the elderly living by providing them with value-added services. Currently the risk is that a poor design interface may exclude this substantial part of the population from using useful technologies because of their specific age category requirements. So, after an analysis of the related academic literature and an assessment both of elderly needs and tablet limits and potential, the authors select a set of considerations and suggestions for the design of tablet applications for elderly, in order to facilitate the interaction.


Elderly Tablet Interaction design Design considerations and suggestions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliseo Sciarretta
    • 1
  • Andrea Ingrosso
    • 1
  • Valentina Volpi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antonio Opromolla
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roberta Grimaldi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Link Campus UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.ISIA Roma DesignRomeItaly

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