_ [Seminar held on Friday February 17th 2012, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA]
_In this seminar we aimed to review concepts of usability, looking at
different perspectives on whether, when, how, and why people engage with
various technologies at different times in their lives and in different circumstances. What happens in
the real world?
How do older people appropriate technologies, or parts or aspects of
technologies, to suit their own purposes and priorities? Scroll down for powerpoints from the presentations: (1) Professor Anthea Innes (People with dementia and their family members views on 'tracking' technology) (2) Professor Leela Damodaran (A Sociotechnical Perspective on Usability in Older Age) (3) Dr Marie Sjölinder (Projects at SICS addressing needs among elderly) (4) Mr Marc Harnett (Inclusive design: good intentions or good business?) (5) Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian (The status of elderly care in Europe, and the potential for companion robots) (6) Dr Ruth Sims (12 Years of ageing research: experiences of technology)