The book chapter is finally available 🙂 It’s a nice feeling to have your own Google Alert tell you that your chapter is available online.
In this chapter I attempt to get a handle on the extreme heterogeneity of the older adult user group. Researchers often struggle with the range of abilities, disabilities, educational background and cohort-linked differences. The Life Course perspective is a useful tool for disentangling these differences. The result of the analysis is a ‘Gerotech Clock’, that offers researchers handy categories to refer to older adults, and the use of various technological devices with respect to life changes.
Please feel free to download a manuscript copy from me here: FOONG_LCPvalue.pdf
The published copy is available here: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789401774390
Please use this citation.
Foong, P.S. (2016). The Value of the Life Course Perspective in the Design of Mobile Technologies for Older Adults. In S.S. Lim (Ed.) Mobile Communication and the Family – Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication. Dordrecht, Springer. In press.