Emerging AI-based technologies for aging
Several contemporary mainstream AI-based technologies have the potential to support individuals' health and wellbeing as they age. Yet, older adults’ perspectives are rarely included in the design of these technologies. Along this thread, we investigate how older adults make use of and perceive contemporary AI-based technologies. By adopting research through design and participatory approaches, we include older adults in the process of designing these technologies to understand their underlying needs and preferences from these technologies
Creative expression and aging
Creative expression through making activities allows individuals to explore their interests, passions, and provides an opportunity for self-expression. Along this thread, we have examined how older adults engage in maker activities and makerspaces, and how makerspaces can be designed for older adult communities.
A critical lens on designing technologies for aging
Yielding methodological considerations around designing technologies for aging, we examine questions such as: How does positionality and life experience of researchers and older adults shape the research findings? How do dominant societal stereotypes about aging play a role when designing technologies with older adults?
Shaan Chopra, Emma Dixon, Kausalya Ganesh, Alisha Pradhan, Mary Radnofsky, Amanda Lazar. Designing for and with People with Dementia using a Human Rights-Based Approach. (2021). Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'21 case study track). [PDF]