IxDF (Online) Thessaloniki UX Meetup, Jul 2020, pt2

Hosted by IxDF Thessaloniki
Jul 16th, 2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm (UTC +03:00)
Online, https://www.meetup.com/Thessaloniki-UX-Meetup/events/271716594/, Thessaloniki
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Meet-Up Details

Hey UXers and Designers of Thessaloniki and Greece!

IxDF Thessaloniki is joining Thessaloniki UX Meetup group for the second time this month. We are going again to be online and remote. 😃

Today, July 16, 2020, we welcome David Platt
for another great talk, this time about Assisted Computing™.
Seniors (people over age 65) comprise 15% of the US population today, projected to rise to 25% by 2060. Technology could greatly assist them to manage the challenges of aging, but far too often, seniors find it unusable. Their expensive computers and devices might as well be paperweights. These good people, who have earned every respect that we can give, are instead abandoned to freeze to death on the ice floes of modern technology.

Building apps that are usable by seniors isn't just a matter of increasing text size. We need to understand and design for seniors' unique physical, cultural, and cognitive requirements. It's harder than it looks.

David Platt has created a new paradigm for apps intended for seniors. He calls it Assisted Computing™, modeled after assisted living. Assisted Computing will bring great benefits to these users' lives, with minimal cost.

In this talk David will present a case study of a successful app that helps seniors access music streams from the web. He will demonstrate the Assisted Computing design process, show the working app, and discuss the role of the assistor. We will celebrate the ways, expected and unexpected, in which this app improves the lives of its senior users. We will conclude with a discussion of applying Assisted Computing to other types of apps.

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We will start at 19:30 (EEST), and the talk will be in English.

You can RSVP and get the event link to join, at the "Thessaloniki UX Meetup" group event, here.


See you there,

Ioannis Feneris
https://twitter.com/ifeneris

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ifeneris/

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