Longevity Network
  • Sept 27, 2017
  • Maya Lindsey, CIO

How do I develop products that will actually be adopted by the 50+?

As with any other product, designers and developers have to always keep their end user in mind. If the product is in5ended for use by older adults, they should be asking questions like, “Is the text large enough to be seen without reading glasses?” “Are the buttons big enough for people who may have limited dexterity?” “Can my interface be understood by someone who hasn’t used a computer their entire life?” One way to make sure your team is considering the user experience of older adults is to get them involved in the design process! Some companies and organizations have paired with retirement communities to great success. It’s an experience that can be beneficial to the company, and the residents.