The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Approaching Ageing-Related Design Research and Practice

Elena Comincioli*, Alice Chirico, Andrea Gaggioli, Masood Masoodian

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    Abstract

    Despite a rapidly ageing world population, ageism - particularly in its implicit form - is widespread in society. In this article, we propose that a paradigm shift is needed in how we approach ageing-related design research and practice in areas such as assistive technologies. We also put forward the idea of using the Healthy Ageing (HA) framework of the WHO as the basis for new lines actions that can be taken by design researchers and practitioners to address implicit ageism in society through their work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number750178
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalFrontiers in Psychology
    Volume12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2021
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • healthy ageing
    • healthy ageing framework
    • positive psychology
    • implicit ageism
    • design for ageing
    • ageing society
    • ageing population
    • ageism and age-based discrimination
    • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
    • STEREOTYPES
    • LANGUAGE
    • AGE

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