Designing interactions for the ageing populations – addressing global challenges

Sarcar, Sayan and Munteanu, Cosmin and Jokinen, Jussi P.P. and Charness, Neil and Dunlop, Mark and Ren, Xiangshi and Waycott, Jenny; (2020) Designing interactions for the ageing populations – addressing global challenges. In: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '20. ACM, USA. ISBN 9781450368193 (

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We are concurrently witnessing two significant shifts: digital devices are becoming ubiquitous, and older people are becoming a very large demographic group. However, despite the recent increase in related CHI publications, older adults continue to be underrepresented in HCI research as well as commercially. Therefore, the overarching aim of this workshop is to increase the momentum for such research within CHI and related fields such as gerontechnology. For this, we plan to create a space for discussing and sharing principles and strategies to design interactions and evaluate user interfaces (UI) for the ageing population. We thus welcome contributions of empirical studies, theories, design and evaluation of UIs for older adults. Building on the success of last two year’s workshops, we aim to grow the community of CHI researchers across borders interested in this topic by fostering a space to exchange results, methods, approaches, and ideas from research on interactive applications in support of older adults that are reflective of international diversity that is representative of CHI.


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