Lecture / Reading

Designing Technology for an Aging Population

Sponsored by Stanford Center on Longevity


Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
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Tresidder Oak Lounge
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The world’s population is aging, especially in developed countries. The audience for most websites, apps, and digital devices includes older adults, so most websites, apps, and digital devices should be designed to accommodate them. Unfortunately, many are not.

Based on his experience designing, reviewing, and testing apps and websites with older adults, and on an extensive review of the literature, this talk given by Jeffrey Johnson, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at University of San Francisco, describes age-related factors that affect older adults’ ability to use digital technology, and present design guidelines that reflect older adults’ varied capabilities, usage patterns, and preferences. Among other things, it debunks the usefulness of a dichotomy between digital “natives” and “immigrants.” The talk is based on the presenter’s co-authored book: Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population: Towards Universal Design (Elsevier, 2017).

Please join us on November 1st for this talk at the Tressider Oak Lounge. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. 

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