Senior CHI: How can we make technology "elder-friendly?

Beth Meyer, Dominie G. Bouwhuis, Sara J. Czaja, Wendy A. Rogers, Matthias Sehneider-Hufsehmidt, James L. Fozard

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


This panel will discuss the needs of older adults in making full use of computers and similar advanced technology. The panelists include representatives from both academic research and industrial organizations; all are experts in the impact of aging on the use of technology. Questions to be addressed by the panel include: What is the most important thing a designer can do to ensure that older adults can use a product? Will there still be issues associated with aging and computer use as the current generation of computer users gets older? Are normal good design methods enough to ensure that a product will work for this population? If not, is it worth the extra effort?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1999 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: May 15 1999May 20 1999


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA


  • Adaptive technology
  • Aging
  • Universal design
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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