Investigating older adults' attitudes towards crisis informatics tools: Opportunities for enhancing

Nurul M., Suhaimi and Zhang, Yixuan and Joseph, Mary and Kim, Miso and Parker, Andrea G. and Griffin, Jacqueline (2022) Investigating older adults' attitudes towards crisis informatics tools: Opportunities for enhancing. In: CHI '22: Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 29 April - 5 May 2022 , New Orleans, LA, USA. pp. 1-16. (258). ISBN 978-145039157-3

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The world population is projected to rapidly age over the next 30 years. Given the increasing digital technology adoption amongst older adults, researchers have investigated how technology can support aging populations. However, little work has examined how technology can support older adults during crises, despite increasingly common natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crisis scenarios in which older adults are especially vulnerable. Addressing this gap, we conducted focus groups with older adults residing in coastal locations to examine to what extent they felt technology could support them during emergencies. Our findings characterize participants' desire for tools that enhance community resilience-local knowledge, preparedness, community relationships, and communication, that help communities withstand disasters. Further, older adults' crisis technology preferences were linked to their sense of control, social relationships, and digital readiness. We discuss how a focus on community resilience can yield crisis technologies that more effectively support older adults.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing; Aging population; Crisis informatics; Critical events; Disasters; Emergencies; Mobile applications; Older adults
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2022 02:08
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 02:08
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