HCI and Aging: New Directions, New Principles

Bran Knowles, Aneesha Singh, Aloha Hufana Ambe, Robin N. Brewer, Amanda Lazar, Helen Petrie, John Vines, Jenny Waycott

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Abstract / Description of output

Concerns regarding the impacts of stereotyped, deficit-based, and problem-oriented approaches to older adult users have propelled HCI to explore new understandings and ways of approaching aging as a subject in recent years. Meanwhile, older adults’ relationships with digital technologies are also evolving, driven both by technological advancements and the destabilizing experience of the global pandemic. Now is an important time to take stock of these changes and their significance to the field of HCI and Aging. This workshop attends, therefore, to the need for collective reflection on where the field is now, how we got here, and where it is heading. In addition to highlighting emerging areas requiring research attention, the workshop will produce a snapshot in time to compare with several years hence as the field continues to evolve. The second part of the workshop responds to the need for a clear alternative to deficit based approaches to designing technologies for older adult users. We will pool the collective wisdom of the HCI and Aging community to generate a set of principles to guide research and development toward maximization of benefit and minimization of harm to older adult users/stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Dec 2023
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2024
- Honolulu, United States
Duration: 11 May 202416 May 2024


ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2024
Abbreviated titleCHI 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • older adults
  • aging
  • ageing
  • HCI
  • care
  • pandemic
  • co-design
  • bias
  • harm


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