Designing for an Aging Population

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If a website or app’s target audience includes older adults, certain aspects of its design become more important. This talk describes age-related factors that affect ability to use websites and apps, and presents design guidelines that reflect the capabilities, usage patterns, and preferences of older web users.


  • demographics of users of digital technologies, by age
  • age-related factors affecting ability to use computers, mobile phones, tablets, and other digital technology,
  • common design problems that decrease usability for older adults,
  • design guidelines that can help designers avoid these common problems.

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