Designing for older adults?

We found this article that lists 7 seven key things you need to know.

ENGAGE, a UChicago App Challenge Finalist, targets older adults.  This Smashing Magazine article provides some excellent insight into how older adults use technology and how to make sure your designs are inclusive of this quickly growing demographic. If your website or app will be focusing on older adults, keep in mind the following factors that change as you age:

  • vision and hearing
  • motor control
  • device use
  • relationships
  • life stage
  • experience with technology
  • cognition
  • attention
  • decision-making

As one of our interaction designers recently stated, "good design should be inclusive of these factors regardless of the demographic." Hear, hear!