Understanding the critical needs of older people: An aging perspective

Ying Jiang, Timothy Joseph Jachna, Hua Dong

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Abstract

Much of the existing research on older people’s needs is based upon a popular understanding that older people are defined by age strata. However, from the perspective of the multidimensional meaning of aging, people’s age is a state that represents a process of change. It cannot be simply defined in years. This concept motivates us to explore the needs of older people from the perspective of aging. This study aims first, to provide a literature review on different aspects of aging in order to better understand the aging process. Second, having considered aging, a critical needs model was proposed. As a result, a design suggestion was made in order for designers to focus their attention on helping people find the meaning of life as a first principle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Aging - 2nd International Conference, ITAP 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages32-41
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319399423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016 and held as a part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9754
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016 and held as a part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period17/07/1622/07/16

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Critical needs
  • Design
  • Older people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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