Early user involvement in the development of information technology-related products for older people

R. Eisma, A. Dickinson, J. Goodman, A. Syme, L. Tiwari, A. F. Newell

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Abstract

The UTOPIA project (Usable Technology for Older People---Inclusive and Appropriate) is focused on developing effective methods for the early involvement of older people in the development of information technology-related products for people aged 60 and over, and on providing industry with tools to assist in the development of information technology products for such older people. An essential part of this methodology is building a diverse user base, forming a long-lasting partnership with older people, and developing approaches for effective interaction with this target user group. Our experiences with eliciting information from groups of older people about technology is described, together with a report on seminars for Scottish industry designed to raise an awareness of these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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