Senior CHI: How can we make technology "elder-friendly?
This panel will discuss the needs of older adults in making full use of computers and similar advanced technology. The panelists include representatives from both academic research and industrial organizations; all are experts in the impact of aging on the use of technology. Questions to be addressed by the panel include: What is the most important thing a designer can do to ensure that older adults can use a product? Will there still be issues associated with aging and computer use as the current generation of computer users gets older? Are normal good design methods enough to ensure that a product will work for this population? If not, is it worth the extra effort?