Aging populations represent an ever-growing demographic and it is critical that web designers take into account the unique abilities of all end users.
What You Need to Know
- By 2030 around 19% of people in the US will be over 65
- By following some simple principles, you can create more inclusive products that work better for everyone, especially the people who need them the most.
This insightful study from Ollie Campbell, entitled, "Designing for the Elderly: 7 Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently", highlights several key lessons resulting from user testing conducted with older technology users. These takeaways cover different use cases, including:
- vision & hearing
- motor control
- and others
Each key lesson provides important guidance for designers looking to ensure an inclusive user experience for their site visitors.