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Designing mobile interactions for the ageing populations

Sarcar, Sayan and Munteanu, Cosmin and Jokinen, Jussi P.P. and Oulasvirta, Antti and Silpasuwanchai, Chaklam and Charness, Neil and Dunlop, Mark and Ren, Xiangshi (2017) Designing mobile interactions for the ageing populations. In: CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire. ACM, New York, pp. 506-509. ISBN 9781450346566

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Abstract

We are concurrently witnessing two significant shifts: mobiles are becoming the most used computing device; and older people are becoming the largest demographic group. However, despite the recent increase in related CHI publication, older adults continue to be underrepresented in HCI research as well as commercially, further widening the digital divide they face and hampering their social participation. This workshop aims to increase the momentum for such research within CHI and related fields such as gerontechnology. We plan to create a space for discussing and sharing principles and strategies to design and evaluate mobile user interfaces for the aging population. We thus welcome contributions to empirical studies, theories, design and evaluation of mobile interfaces for older adults.