Sunday, January 15, 2006

Rosy outlook for gadgets for elderly

Designing for an aging population ...

"The future may lie in devices that care for an aging population, used to living on their own and with money to spend.

Often the needs of an older population are at odds with the design of new gadgets.

According to usability experts, the people creating the devices do not consider how older people will react.

"Buttons are too close together or labels are hard to read," explained Rich Buttiglieri, a usability consultant at the Design and Usability Center, Bentley College, Massachusetts."   continued ...   (Via BBC NEWS)

Agile hands needed. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Agile hands needed.

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