Designing interactions for the ageing populations – addressing global challenges

Sarcar, Sayan and Munteanu, Cosmin and Charness, Neil and Jokinen, Jussi and Ren, Xiangshi and Nicol, Emma; (2021) Designing interactions for the ageing populations – addressing global challenges. In: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2021. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings . ACM, New York, NY., pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781450380959 (

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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 underrep- resented 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 gerontechnol- ogy. For this, we plan to continue developing a space to discuss and share principles and strategies to design interactions and evaluate user interfaces (UI) for the ageing population. We thus welcome contributions of proposing improved empirical studies, theories, de- sign and evaluation of UIs for older adults. Building on the success of the last three years’ workshops, we aim to grow the community of CHI researchers across borders interested in this topic by fos- tering 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.