Asok is an Indian intern in the famous comic strip Dilbert. He is brilliant and one of the most efficient workers at the office. Despite of his excellent performance, he is never hired as an employee and is often denied the use of company resources. In these two Dilbert strips from 2006 and 2010, Asoks… Read More »Young vs Old: A glimpse into the technology industry workforce relationships
A successful “Hack Aging” initiative could never depart from the typical problem solving perspective
IBM and HealthXL are supporting a health hackathon to explore options for tackling the challenges of an ageing population. It is an important initiative, but the recurrent focus on the problems of ageing could be a huge mistake and a wrong starting point.
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.Read More »Re-thinking Technology for older persons
The European consortium AFE-INNOVNET recently launched an online repository to collect age-friendly environments initiatives in Europe.
Their main objective is to exchange knowledge, foster synergies and contribute to the scaling up of these initiatives.Read More »Looking for innovative solutions for age-friendly environments?
OECD new report explores the roles of cities on ageing societies by answering an important question: “How are urban populations ageing?”
One of the main findings on this report is the fact that within OECD metropolitan areas, the older population is growing faster than the total population.
The report also shows that ageing trends are different between OECD metropolitan areas (functional urban areas) and non-metropolitan areas. While metropolitan areas are marginally younger than non-metropolitan areas, the number of older people is increasing faster: 23.8 % vs. 18.2 % during 2001-2011.