Designing for Aging People

Masood Masoodian*, Paula Alexandra Silva

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Most existing design practices either do not specifically target the needs of aging people, or only consider their needs from a negative perspective, often as design “problems” that need to be “solved”. However, with the ever-increasing aging world population, it is becoming even more important to better design for older people, taking their wants, needs, desires, and expectations into account as the underlying basis for design. Amongst other issues that need to be addressed, this also requires modifying current design practices, including commonly used design methodologies, to make them more effective for targeting aging user populations. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, designers, and developers interested in the design, development, evaluation, and deployment of digital products, technologies, tool, and services for aging people. The workshop will provide a venue for sharing experiences from different perspectives through presentations, discussions, and a hands-on design activity to provide innovative ideas for future directions in designing for aging people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019
Subtitle of host publication17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030293901
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11749 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceIFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleINTERACT
Internet address


  • Aging people
  • Design for aging
  • Design without agism
  • Emotional design for aging
  • Experience design for aging
  • Older adults

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