Desires for active ageing technology

De Angeli, Antonella, Jovanović, Mlađan, Mcneill, Andrew and Coventry, Lynne (2020) Desires for active ageing technology. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 138. p. 102412. ISSN 1071-5819

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Several technological devices have been developed over the last decade to support an active lifestyle as people age. Despite substantial investment, they have failed to reach widespread acceptance. Limited adoption can be linked to little involvement of prospective users in the design process and overreliance on deficit models of ageing that portray people in decline. The paper proposes a structured methodology to collect user requirements based on the Integrated Behavioural Model. The methodology was applied in an interview study investigating behavioural intentions of preferred activities in a sample of 18 older users. Results have been elaborated as desires for actions in a model which puts the person (described in terms of attitudes, perceived norms and personal agency) to the forefront of the designer's attention. The model is contrasted with related work on technology adoption and used to define trajectories for active ageing technology as design for pleasurable and resourceful ageing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Older adults, Active ageing technology, User requirements, User desires, Design guidelines
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 11:56
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2020 10:45

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