Tag Archives: aging

Designing for the age enhanced: touch and proprioception

When I started our Designing for the Age Enhanced series, I thought the articles would informative and fun to write. But, since I’m in my 40s, I have to admit that being reminded about how bad my eyes and ears are already getting, what’s going to happen to my senses of smell and taste, and […]

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Designing for the age enhanced: taste and smell

Welcome to the latest article in our “Designing for the Age Enhanced” series — which internally we’ve started referring to as the “Getting Older Sucks” series. We’ve already talked about what happens to our senses of sight and hearing as we age and some of the mental slowdowns that we experience, and, of course, how these […]

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Designing for the age-enhanced: cognitive changes

If you’ve read the previous posts in this series, you understand the changes that happen to our vision and hearing as we age and, more importantly, how those changes affect our interactions with the products we use. For this article, I want to look at the impact that aging has on some of our basic […]

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Designing for the age-enhanced: hearing

Recently we posted the first in a series of articles discussing the changes we undergo as we age and how those changes affect our interactions with products and interfaces. The first looked at changes our eyes undergo; now, we’ll examine the changes to our ears – and the rest of our auditory system – and […]

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Designing for the age enhanced: how vision changes

Recently, one of our clients asked us to craft user profiles and design recommendations for a product centered on older populations. If you search the internet for this, you’ll find dozens of pages of design recommendations for older users – but you’ll also find that there’s a lot of information missing. Most of these websites don’t […]

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Obstacle Course

Raccoons, Top Gear, and aging eyes

Over the last decade I have purchased three video games for myself (and a couple of hundred for our kids). All of mine have been racing games. Last week I picked up Forza 4, excited to drive all kinds of cars on the virtual Top Gear test track. Unfortunately, the Top Gear track wasn’t included […]

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