Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

G. Fitzpatrick:
"Older people are people too: framing technology for living";
Talk: University of Nottingham, School of Computer Science, Nottingham (invited); 2010-06-02.

English abstract:
How we conceptualise issues, implicitly or explicitly, radically influences how we design and deploy technologies. My argument here is that this is particularly so with older people and technology, where notions of aging as physiological decline and increased health issues lead to solutions that are often primarily driven by accessibility and/or care monitoring. Newer developmental theories of aging suggest quite different roles for technology for older people and examples of these will be illustrated through a number of different case studies. Technology for older people is much better framed as being about living in place than aging in place.

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