Chapter 7



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.


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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