This line of research examines the processes of ageing within (mobile) digital societies, an ever increasingly important issue given the breadth of the current demographic trends. We adopt a combined perspective that includes sociology, ethnography, and human-computer interaction to assess to what extent older people are part of the (mobile) digital revolution. In doing so, we approach this issue in a non-patronizing, non-ageist manner.
The main goals are (a) to identify (common) trends in older people’s (mobile) digital communicative practices; (b) analyze older individuals’ expectations and discourses about (mobile) digital media use; (c) identify (ageist) stereotypes that shape relations with (mobile) ICT and their consequences; and (d) contribute to the design of more inclusive technologies.
Crosscutting axis: This research line intersects with the other lines in flexible ways, particularly in regards to innovative methodologies and adopting a critical perspective of traditional and new data analyzes and its social implications. In doing this, we seek to understand the limitations and opportunities of digital methods.
- Older audiences in the digital media environment: A cross-national longitudinal study
- Grannies on the Net: Barcelona and Cali
- Smartwatches, adoption(s) and appropriation(s)
- COST Action IS1402 on Ageism
- Longitudinal analysis of smartphone usage
- Ageing + Communication + Technologies: Experiencing a digital world in later life (ACT)
- “It’s my choice”: Older people and mobile communication
- Ageing Communication Media: Active ageing, mobile technologies – Access to communication for the elderly (A-C-M)