HCC 741: Assistive Technology and Accessibility

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Engaging the Disengaged


Engaging the disengaged


Author: amyhurst

Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Human-Centered Computing and Assistive Technology

4 thoughts on “Engaging the Disengaged

  1. It would be interesting to explore how one could create design guidelines based on the themes mentioned in the paper, to get older adults engaged into buying or using new technologies by incorporating their technology view into the product’s design principles.

  2. Is there a big difference between the older adults who are engaged and those who are disengaged?

  3. I thought it was interesting that, the less a piece of technology looks like a computer, the more favorable it was to this age group. I wonder if cell phones and tablets looked less like computers and more like TVs or Radios, if they would be more likely to be adopted, strictly on appearance alone.

  4. I am curious if Moore’s law will still apply later on when our generation is older since it is argued that possibly later generations will be able to keep up with current technologies.

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