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 will be translational in nature meaning that they will be 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 will be the relevance and contributors of the field of human factors to design for an aging population.
Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Third Edition
Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Carryl L. Baldwin, Bridget A. Lewis, Pamela M. Greenwood
June 19, 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...
Sara J. Czaja, Walter R. Boot, Neil Charness, Wendy A. Rogers
February 04, 2019
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 characteristics of older adult populations and the scientific knowledge base of the aging process relevant to design. New...
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,...
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...
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...
Richard Pak, Anne McLaughlin
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...