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Mutual inspiration in the development of new technology for older people.

Eisma, Rose; Dickinson, Anna; Goodman, Joy; Mival, Oli; Syme, Audrey; Tiwari, Lachmi


Rose Eisma

Anna Dickinson

Joy Goodman

Audrey Syme

Lachmi Tiwari


There are few guidelines on how to involve older people in the design process of new IT related products. In this paper we describe some of the difficulties encountered when working with older people, and introduce the concept of mutual inspiration, illustrated by our experiences. We argue that mutual inspiration can provide a way to make interactions with older people more effective, leading towards more active involvement in the development process and more innovative results.


Eisma, R., Dickinson, A., Goodman, J., Mival, O., Syme, A., & Tiwari, L. (2003). Mutual inspiration in the development of new technology for older people. In Proceedings-Include 2003 (7:252-7:259)

Conference Name Include 2003: an international conference on inclusive design for society and business
Conference Location Royal College of Art, London
Start Date Mar 25, 2003
End Date Mar 28, 2003
Publication Date 2003
Deposit Date Jun 15, 2010
Publicly Available Date Jun 15, 2010
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 7:252-7:259
Book Title Proceedings-Include 2003
Keywords technological development; older generation; elderly; information; mutual inspiration; interactions;
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