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Human Factors and Aging Series


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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.

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Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Third Edition

Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

Sara J. Czaja, Walter R. Boot, Neil Charness, Wendy A. Rogers
February 07, 2019

The new edition will focus primarily on providing easily accessible and usable guidelines for professionals and students in the design community for older adults. It will include an overview of the demographic characteristics of older adult populations and the scientific knowledge base of the aging...

Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

1st Edition

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,...

Designing Training and Instructional Programs for Older Adults

Designing Training and Instructional Programs for Older Adults

1st Edition

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...

Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective

Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective

1st Edition

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...

Designing Displays for Older Adults

Designing Displays for Older Adults

1st Edition

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...

Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Second Edition

Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Arthur D. Fisk, Sara J. Czaja, Wendy A. Rogers, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, Joseph Sharit
March 26, 2009

The first edition of Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches broke ground as an easily accessible source of information, a primer on designing for older adults. In this second edition, the authors, as any good human factors practitioner would, have considered...

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