Designing interactions for the ageing populations

Sayan Sarcar*, Cosmin Munteanu, Jussi Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Neil Charness, Mark Dunlop, Xiangshi Ren

*Corresponding author for this work

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We are experiencing two revolutions: ubiquitous digital technology and world-wide population aging: digital devices are becoming ubiquitous; and older people are becoming the largest demographic group. However, despite the recent increase in related CHI publication, older adults continue to be underrepresented in HCI research as well as commercially, further widening the digital divide they face and hampering their social participation. Therefore, the overarching aim of this workshop is to increase the momentum for such research within CHI and related fields such as gerontechnology. For this, we plan to create a space for discussing and sharing principles and strategies to design interactions and evaluate user interfaces for the aging population. We thus welcome contributions to empirical studies, theories, design and evaluation of user interfaces for older adults. Concretely, we aim to: map the state-of-art of senior-centred interaction research, build a multidisciplinary community of experts, and raise the profile of this research within SIGCHI.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 36


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI
Internet address


  • Accessibility
  • Cognitive models
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Empirical studies
  • Gerontechnology
  • Gerontology
  • Older adults
  • User interface design


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