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Ageing and Digital Technology

Designing and Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Older Adults

Editors: Neves, Barbara Barbosa, Vetere, Frank (Eds.)

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  • Brings together multidisciplinary research on ageing demographics and emerging technologies 
  • Offers critical theoretical and methodological frameworks for both researchers and practitioners 
  • Provides examples and guidelines to inform ethical, participatory, and multidisciplinary research 
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This book brings together Sociologists, Computer Scientists, Applied Scientists and Engineers to explore the design, implementation and evaluation of emerging technologies for older people. It offers an innovative and comprehensive overview, not only of the rapidly developing suite of current digital technologies and platforms, but also of perennial theoretical, methodological and ethical issues. As such, it offers support for researchers and professionals who are seeking to understand and/or promote technology use among older adults.  The contributions presented here offer theoretical and methodological frameworks for understanding age-based digital inequalities, participation, digital design and socio-gerontechnology. They include ethical and practical reflections on the design and evaluation of emerging technologies for older people, as well as guidelines for ethical, participatory, professional and cross-disciplinary research and practice. In addition, they feature state-of-the-art, international empirical research on communication technologies, games, assistive technology and social media.  As the first truly multidisciplinary book on technology use among ageing demographics, and intended for students, researchers, applied researchers, practitioners and professionals in a variety of fields, it will provide these readers with insights, guidelines and paradigms for practice that transcend specific technologies, and lay the groundwork for future research and new directions in innovation.

About the authors

Barbara Barbosa Neves is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Melbourne. Her research intersects the sociology of technology with social networks, ageing, social inequalities and digital and social inclusion. This work crosses the Social Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, and has been published in both top tier Sociology journals and Computer Science (HCI) contexts. Barbara has held academic appointments at the University of Lisbon and the University of Oslo, she was an Associate Director and Research Associate of the ‘Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab’ at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Toronto, and she is an elected board member of the International Sociological Association. Barbara's research has been used to improve the design and implementation of digital technologies for older adults as well as to inform social policy on digital literacy. 
Frank Vetere is a Professor of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. He is the Director of the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces and leads the Interaction Design Laboratory, both at the University of Melbourne. Frank's expertise is in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), with particular interests in Social Computing, Natural User Interfaces, and technologies for ageing-well. His research aims to generate knowledge about the use and design of information and communication technologies (ICT) for human wellbeing and social benefit. Frank has led four large Australian Research Council (ARC) projects and in 2011 was awarded the CHISIG Medal for outstanding service to and promotion of Human-Computer Interaction in Australia.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Ageing and Emerging Digital Technologies

    Neves, Barbara Barbosa (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Lady with the Roses and Other Invisible Users: Revisiting Unused Data on Nursing Home Residents in Living Labs

    Kanstrup, Anne Marie (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Aging in the Digital Age: Conceptualizing Technology Adoption and Digital Inequalities

    Francis, Jessica (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Technology and Ageing—Theoretical Propositions from Science and Technology Studies (STS)

    Peine, Alexander

    Pages 51-64

  • Building Social Connections: A Framework for Enriching Older Adults’ Social Connectedness Through Information and Communication Technologies

    Waycott, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3693-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3692-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing and Digital Technology
Book Subtitle
Designing and Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Older Adults
Editors
  • Barbara Barbosa Neves
  • Frank Vetere
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3693-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3692-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 335
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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