Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Gregory O'Hare
Brian Caulfield
Noel O'Connor
Cathal Gurrin
Michael O'Grady
Julie Doyle
Niamh Caprani

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
future older adults lifestyle interactive computer systems everyday life computer software implications technology

Technology use in everyday life: Implications for designing for older users (2012)

Abstract This study examines the experience and attitudes of older adults towards technology and how they compare with younger age groups. Two hundred and thirty seven participants completed an extensive questionnaire exploring their daily lifestyle, use of technology, attitudes towards technology, and perceived difficulty of household devices. The main findings from the study were; (1) there was a strong motivation to learn or to continue learning to use computers by the older group; (2) social connectedness influenced how the older group used or would like to use technology and also why some preferred not to use it; and finally (3) there was an age-related increase in perceived difficulty for many household devices, however some devices maintained intergenerational usability. These finding can be used to inform the design of future intergenerational household technologies.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = In Press
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Computer software

Full list of authors on original publication

Gregory O'Hare, Brian Caulfield, Noel O'Connor, Cathal Gurrin, Michael O'Grady, Julie Doyle, Niamh Caprani

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