AScribe Newswire - August 25, 2004
WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 18 (AScribe Newswire) -- Bentley College and AARP will host Aging by Design, a two-day conference that explores the intersection of a rapidly-growing aging population, the business community and the design of technology products and services. Sponsored by Bentley, the business university, and AARP, the nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to making life better for people 50 and over, the conference will be held on September 27 and 28 on the Bentley campus in Waltham, Mass.
Conference topics will explore how technology plays a role in issues that affect older adults, from caregiving to computer access and usability, from e-learning for mature employees to understanding the aging Web user, and more. "As older Americans are living longer, healthier lives and have more spending power than ever before, we need to explore the broader design requirements of this important population, as well as the challenges and opportunities these requirements present," said William Gribbons, director of the Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design program at Bentley, and co-chair of the conference. "If you are interested in this growing demographic, whether in the development of useful design, in the analysis of its needs or in the marketing of usable services and products, this conference is vital."