Chapter 7

Knowledge

Abstract

Describes how the knowledge of today's older adults differs from that of today's younger people, and how that knowledge impacts older adults' use of today's digital technology. Presents research-based design guidelines to mitigate the differences, allowing older adults to use digital technology productively and enjoyably.

Keywords

Crystallized intelligence; Digital technology; Fluid intelligence; Guidelines; Knowledge; Older adults; Seniors
 
If this book is still in print in, say, 20 years, and the publisher wants to update it, the chapters about age-related changes (Chapters 36 and 9) will probably not need much updating. Those chapters enumerate the ways in which people’s abilities change with age, and present guidelines ...

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