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To this date, the design of technology for seniors has mainly been focusing on introducing ICT to people over 65 and on designing systems specifically for the older population. Nowadays however, the idea that people over 65 find digital technology as something exotic, is a myth. Most Swedes in this age-group have been using technology throughout their working lives, has owned at least one smartphone, and navigate through digital forms, payments, and healthcare services. It is not about us designing for ”them” anymore, it is us designing for our future selves.

In Digital Seniors, we aim to contribute to a sustainable, inclusive, and free of “elder” related stereotypes future digital society. We plan to achieve this by studying how to design digital technology that adapts to the people’s ageing process.

More information on this website (ENG)

Research Area

  • Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
  • Informatik
  • Teknik och social förändring

Research environment / Institution

  • Övrig forskning
  • Institutionen för ekonomi och IT

Participants University West

Project Participants external

Alexandra Weilenmann, Göteborgs universitet (projektledare)

Alla inblandade forskare finns här under Forskningsteam

Research Partner

  • SeniorNet

Research funding

  • Familjen Kamprads stiftelse

Project time

2019 - 2021