Coast to Coast Seminar Series - Collaboration across disciplines in the design of effective technologies to support older adults

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
11:30 - 12:30

Dr. Alex Mihailidis
University of Toronto


As the complexity in the needs of older adults continues to increase, so do the requirements from the technologies that we are designing. No longer can we take a unidimensional approach in the design approach that has often been used in the past, but research and development in this field requires input from a multitude of stakeholders, who must all play a greater role in our traditional design methodologies. The talk will discuss how collaboration across different technical and clinical disciplines is needed to design technologies that can effectively support and help older adults. It will discuss different approaches that are currently being used to include end users in the design process, and will present examples of technologies that have been developed.