Mutual inspiration in the development of new technology for older people

Roos Eisma, Anna Dickinson, Joy Goodman, Oli Mival, Audrey Syme, Lachimi Tiwari

Abstract

There are few guidelines on how to involve older people in the design process of new IT related products. In this paper we describe some of the difficulties encountered when working with older people, and introduce the concept of mutual inspiration, illustrated by our experiences. We argue that mutual inspiration can provide a way to make interactions with older people more effective, leading towards more active involvement in the development process and more innovative results.

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BibTeX citation

@InProceedings{eism*03,
  author = "R. Eisma and A. Dickinson and J. Goodman and O. Mival and
A. Syme and L. Tiwari",
  title = "Mutual inspiration in the development of new technology for 
older people",
  booktitle = "Proceedings of Include 2003",
  year = 2003,
  address = "Helen Hamlyn Institute, London",
  month = Mar,
  keywords = "older people, methods-requirements gathering"}
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