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Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction Research with Older People

  • Sergio Sayago

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Andrea Rosales, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol
      Pages 51-66
    3. Clara Caldeira, Yunan Chen
      Pages 67-79
    4. Michela Ferron, Nadia Mana, Ornella Mich
      Pages 81-100
    5. Gerard Llorach, Javi Agenjo, Josep Blat, Sergio Sayago
      Pages 119-135
  5. Technology Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Vera Gallistl, Galit Nimrod
      Pages 139-154
    3. Montserrat Celdrán, Rodrigo Serrat, Feliciano Villar
      Pages 169-182
    4. Susan M. Ferreira, Sergio Sayago, Josep Blat
      Pages 183-197
    5. Francisco J. Gutierrez, Sergio F. Ochoa, Raymundo Cornejo, Julita Vassileva
      Pages 199-214
  6. Research Methods and Programming Acceptance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Rachel L. Franz, Barbara Barbosa Neves, Carrie Demmans Epp, Ronald Baecker, Jacob O. Wobbrock
      Pages 217-235

About this book


This book promotes a critical reflection about the research conducted so far in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with older people, whose predominant perspective focuses on decline, health, and help. It introduces a new (or different) perspective, which is grounded in interdisciplinary research on older people and digital technologies.

Key elements are to (i) address topics that include, but also go beyond decline, health, and help, such as leisure, fun, creativity and culture, to delve more deeply into the role of digital technologies in multiple facets of older people’s lives; (ii) focus on doing research and designing technologies with and for older adults, and their communities, to avoid and fight against negative social conceptions of ageing; and (iii) examine older people’s life course, strengths, interests, and values, as well as their limitations and needs, to design technologies that not only help but also empower them, extending their abilities and acquiring new knowledge, beyond technology use. This perspective aims to help us better understand, design, and evaluate older people’s interactions with digital technologies in the early 21st century.


Ageing HCI Research and Older People Computer-Mediated Communication Digital Technologies Inclusive Design Practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Sayago
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament de Matemàtiques i InformàticaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction Research with Older People
  • Editors Sergio Sayago
  • Series Title Human–Computer Interaction Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Human–Computer Interaction Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-06075-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-06076-3
  • Series ISSN 1571-5035
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4477
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 261
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Interaction Design
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