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As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in our lives, the need to expand the boundaries of user groups and make them more inclusive is more required today than ever before. As user experience researchers, it is of utmost importance for us to check our biases at the door, look beyond conventions, and advocate for more empathetic research practices. One user group that is paid relatively less attention to are older adults, i.e., people above the age of 65. Designing technologies for older adults has been gaining momentum due to increased focus on aging in place practices and openness in the adoption…

Niharika Mathur

MS-HCI at Georgia Tech | Trying to connect the dots

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