Designing mobile interactions for the ageing populations

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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We are concurrently witnessing two significant shifts: mobiles are becoming the most used computing device; 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. This workshop aims to increase the momentum for such research within CHI and related fields such as gerontechnology. We plan to create a space for discussing and sharing principles and strategies to design and evaluate mobile user interfaces for the aging population. We thus welcome contributions to empirical studies, theories, design and evaluation of mobile interfaces for older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 35


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Accessibility
  • Cognitive science
  • Empirical studies
  • Gerontechnology
  • Gerontology
  • Mobile interface design
  • Older adults


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