(English) What Do We Know about Older Users? How Old is Old?

(English) Usability professionals have many of the same preconceptions about aging and technology use as those exhibited by people in other professions. [続きを読む]

(English) The Aging Brain: At the Crossroads of Attention and Memory

(English) Although slowed with aging, difficulties in suppressing irrelevant information, affecting attention span and memory retention, are found in all age groups. [続きを読む]

(English) Design for the Aging Brain (Commentary of Dr. Gazzaley’s The Aging Brain)

(English) We need to understand the mechanisms that underlie the physical and mental changes of aging to design products that interface well with older adults' cognitive abilities. [続きを読む]

(English) Conducting Field Studies with Older Adults Lessons for Recruiting and Testing Older Users

(English) Field testing and field research work especially well with older adults, if you are sensitive to their needs in both the recruiting and data collection process. [続きを読む]

(English) Designing Spaces for Dementia: An Interview with Terry Carson

(English) An interview with Terry Carson, the owner of residential facilities for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. [続きを読む]

(English) Geographic Orientation & Disorientation: Getting Lost and Getting Found in Real and Information Spaces

(English) To reduce problems of navigational disorientation, incorporate different sets of orientation factors and accommodate the needs and abilities of all users. [続きを読む]

(English) Web 2.0 for an Older Population: Exploring the Limits

(English) To enable a rapidly aging population with the connected social experiences that younger Web users experience, find balance between replacing and augmenting offline activity. [続きを読む]

(English) Older Users Online: WAI Guidelines Address the Web Experiences of Older Users

(English) A review of research into overlaps between the accessibility needs of older users and people with disabilities showed that WCAG 2.0 meets most of the identified requirements of older web users. The article introduces the WAI-AGE project. [続きを読む]

(English) The View from Here: When is Enough Enough?

(English) As we age, we are constantly compromising, and redefining what we view as living. [続きを読む]

(English) What’s News: Helping Seniors Helps Everybody

(English) With the aging of the baby boomers, product developers are realizing that there’s money to be made by making products more user-friendly to older people. [続きを読む]

(English) Book Review: Assisted Loving

(English) The book is a consciousness-raiser for family members who are dealing with aging seniors as they enter new phases of their lives. [続きを読む]

(English) Editor’s Note: Platinum Perspectives on Usability and User Experience

(English) The role of seniors have important implications for the policies and focus of attention for our professional organizations and daily life. [続きを読む]

(English) Rubes Cartoon: Technology

(English) Cartoons from the wild and twisted world of Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist. [続きを読む]