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Re-thinking Technology for older persons

Re-thinking Technology for older persons
Re-thinking Technology for older persons

Lecture for the HiOA International Summer School on Universal Design of ICT.

The main objective of this presentation is to discuss the political, ideological and ethical implications present on technology design focusing the case of population ageing.

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As promised, a list of additional references on design, urban design and population ageing:

Arch, Adrew. 2008 “Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review”. Available here.

Aslaksen, Finn, Steinar Bergh, Olav Rand Bringa, and Edel Kristin Heggem. 1997. “Universal Design: Planning and Design for All.” The Norwegian State Council on Disability. Available here.

Norway universally designed by 2025
Norway universally designed by 2025

BLID. 2009. “Norway Universally Designed by 2025”. Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality. Available here.

Campbell, Ollie. (2015). “Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently”. Available here.Carr, Kelly, Patricia L. Weir, Dory Azar, and Nadia R. Azar. 2013. “Universal Design: A Step toward Successful Aging.” Journal of Aging Research 2013 (January): e324624. doi:10.1155/2013/324624.

Costa, Pedro, and Ricardo Lopes. 2013. “Urban Design, Public Space and Creative Milieus: An International Comparative Approach to Informal Dynamics in Cultural Districts.” Cidades, Comunidades E Territórios 0 (26). doi:10.7749/citiescommunitiesterritories26300.

Damodaran, Leela, and Wendy Olphert. 2013. Sustaining IT use by older people to promote autonomy and independence (Sus-IT). Link.

Farrelly, Lorraine. 2014. “Redefining, Reinventing and Realigning Design for Demographic Change.” Architectural Design 84 (2): 8–13. doi:10.1002/ad.1722.

“How Cities Can Design for Aging Baby Boomers – Next City.” 2015. Accessed May 12. Link.Howlett, Michael. 2011. Designing Public Policies: Principles and Instruments. 1 edition. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
Contested Spaces
Designing Wellbeing in Elderly Care Homes

Hujala, Anneli, Sari Rissanen, and Susann Vihma, eds. 2013. Designing Wellbeing in

Elderly Care Homes. CROSSOVER 2/2013. Aalto University publication series. Link.
McCann, Jane. 2013. Design for Ageing Well. Link.Preiser, Wolfgang FE, and Elaine Ostroff. 2001. Universal Design Handbook. McGraw Hill Professional.

Steinfeld, Edward, and Jordana Maisel. 2012. Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments. John Wiley & Sons.

Sydell, Laura. 2015. “At 90, She’s Designing Tech For Aging Boomers.” Accessed February 23. Link.
Action for Age
Action for Age

I would also like to recommend this very interesting project:

Action for Age, a partnership between the  Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and the experimentadesign.

Note: Update on 14.07.2015 (new links)

|| 15.07 (format)

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