Communication, Technology and Aging: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future

Communication, Technology and Aging: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future

by Neil Charness
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826113729

ISBN-13: 9780826113726

Pub. Date: 11/08/2002

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural issues

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Overview

In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural issues. The final section addresses issues around training and compensation. The volume contains new research on heretofore unexplored areas within the field of aging, such as: computer use and design, internet use, and computer literacy. For gerontologists, psychologists, and other professionals interested in aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826113726
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Aging and Communication: Human Factors Issues1
2Over-Accommodations and Under-Accommodations to Aging30
3Design Challenges Associated with Longevity: The View From Industry47
4The Internet and Older Adults: Design Challenges and Opportunities60
5Culture, Aging, and Cognitive Aspects of Communication81
6Aging, Sensory Loss, and Social Functioning108
7The Impact of Internet Use Over Time on Older Adults: A Field Experiment127
8Aging, Communication, and Interface Design153
9Face Memory Skill Acquisition169
10A Systems Approach for Training Older Adults to Use Technology187
11Aging, Vision, and Brain Plasticity: Restoring Lost Visual Functions by Computer-Based Training209
Index227

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