Given the worldwide aging of the population, there is a tremendous increase in system, environment, and product designs targeted to the older population. The purpose of this series is to provide focused volumes on different topics of human factors/ergonomics as they affect design for older adults. The books are translational in nature meaning that they are accessible to a broad audience of readers. The target audience includes human factors/ergonomics specialists, gerontologists, psychologists, health-related practitioners, as well as industrial designers. The unifying theme of the books is the relevance and contributions of the field of human factors to design for an aging population.
Should you be interested in including your own book in this series, please contact James Hobbs the Editor for Ergonomics/Human Factors and Occupational Health and Safety on [email protected].
Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Designing Displays for Older Adults
By Walter Boot, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, Wendy A. Rogers
September 28, 2020
Designing for Older Adults: Case Studies, Methods, and Tools There are many products, tools, and technologies available that could provide support for older adults. However, their success requires that they are designed with older adults in mind by being aware of, and adhering to, design principles...
By Anne McLaughlin, Richard Pak
May 12, 2020
This book focuses on the design of displays and user interfaces for the older user. Aging is related to complex mental, physical, and social changes. While conventional wisdom says getting older leads to a decline, the reality is that some capabilities decline with age while others remain stable or...
By Carryl L. Baldwin, Bridget A. Lewis, Pamela M. Greenwood
June 17, 2019
This book provides comprehensive information needed to assist with all aspects of designing, delivering, or evaluating transportation systems for use by older adults. It presents the necessary background on aging and human factors issues as well as practical guidelines needed to accommodate older ...
By Sara J. Czaja, Walter R. Boot, Neil Charness, Wendy A. Rogers
February 04, 2019
Winner of the 2019 Richard M. Kalish Innovative Publication Book Award 2019 – Gerontological Society of America This new edition provides easily accessible and usable guidelines for practitioners in the design community for older adults. It includes an updated overview of the demographic ...
By Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth A. Yost, Ronald W. Berkowsky, Vicki Winstead, William A. Anderson
December 01, 2016
This book provides the latest research and design-based recommendations for how to design and implement a technology training program for older adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). The approach in the book concentrates on providing useful best practices for CCRC owners, CEOs, ...
By Sara J. Czaja, Joseph Sharit
October 19, 2012
Current and emerging trends in the domains of health management and the work sector, the abundance of new consumer products pervading the marketplace, and the desires of many older adults to undertake new learning experiences means that older adults, like their younger counterparts, will need to ...
By Neil Charness, George Demiris, Elizabeth Krupinski
October 11, 2011
As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can...
By Anne McLaughlin, Richard Pak
December 02, 2010
Literally hundreds of papers have been written about interface issues experienced by older adults, but how many actually influence the designs older adults use? The sheer number of articles available, the fast pace of the industry, and time constraints combine to build barriers to knowledge ...