What's special about ageing?
by Dr. Sonja Pedell 18 Mar 2016
A/Prof Sonja Pedell is co-authoring "What's special about ageing" in the new edition of Interactions Magazine.
Insights highlighted in this article include:
If we focus on aging as a process, rather than old age as a state, we design systems that help people move smoothly through later life as circumstances and capacities change. Designing technology to allow people to stay engaged and exert choice, irrespective of independence, is a way to support emotional health.
Interactions Magazine is the flagship magazine for the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), with a global circulation that includes all SIGCHI members.
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