IJMHCI 2016

Special Issue on Reimagining Interfaces for Older Adults

Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Mark D Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Jutta Treviranus, OCAD University, Toronto,  Canada

According to the Population Reference Bureau: “The world’s population is growing and aging. Very low birth rates in developed countries, coupled with birth rate declines in most developing countries, are projected to increase the population ages 65 and over to the point in 2050 when it will be 2.5 times that of the population ages 0-4. This is an exact reversal of the situation in 1950.” (Haub 2011). In parallel, recent years have seen mobile technologies having a massive impact on work and social life, for example in May 2014 ComScore estimated that 60% of total digital media time was spent on mobile platforms (Lipsman 2014). Older adults should not be disadvantaged in using mobile technologies for professional, social and lifestyle usage as, increasingly, these are central to supporting work, domestic administration, community involvement and personal independence…

International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction • Volume 8 • Issue 2 • April-June-2016 • ISSN: 1942-390X • eISSN: 1942-3918


 

Special Issue on Reimagining Interfaces for Older Adults – Guest Editorial Preface
Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Mark D Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Jutta Treviranus, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Making Space to Engage: An Open-ended Exploration of Technology Design with Older Adults
Florian Güldenpfennig, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Francisco Nunes, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Eva Ganglbauer, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

A Participatory Design and Formal Study Investigation into Mobile Text Entry for Older Adults
Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Andreas Komninos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Mark D Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Attitudes towards Attention and Ageing: What Differences between Younger and Older Adults Tell Us about Mobile Technology Design
Amy Jenkins, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Parisa Eslambolchilar, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Stephen Lindsay, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Monika Hare, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Ian M Thornton, University of Malta, Msida, Malta
Andrea Tales, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Let’s Spend Some Time Together: Exploring the Out-of-Box Experience of Technology for Older Adults
Alison Burrows, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Val Mitchell, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Colette Nicolle, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities of Smart Mobile Devices among the Oldest Old
Anne Marie Piper, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Raymundo Cornejo Garcia, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Robin N. Brewer, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA