Source: Fast Company Magazine On:
Designers can bridge the gap between elders and new technologies.
Only 20% of over-75s in the U.K. have a smartphone, compared to 95% of 16-to-24-year-olds. Digital technologies change fast, become obsolete quickly, and usually need you to spend a bit of time learning how to use them. This helps explain why most older adults tend to use what they know best when it comes to communicating, which usually means a phone call via a landline or basic mobile, instead of a quick text or social media update.