University of Siegen – IT for the ageing society
In all IT-design projects the group follows an approach of social and experience-based learning as a fundament for the development of skills and competences, but also for fostering a positive attitude towards new technologies in groups of elderly collaborators which builds the basis for participatory design processes. Claudia MÃ¼ller is a member of the working group “Alter & Technik” (Age & Technology) of the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics e.V. and a speaker of the Interdisciplinary Gerontological Research Network (GeNeSi) of the Research Center “FoKos” at University of Siegen (https://www.uni-siegen.de/fokos/).
Prof. Dr. Claudia MÃ¼ller
Kohlbettstr. 15, 57068 Siegen
+46 271 740-4036
+49 271 740-3384
Contribution to ACCESS
The research group „IT for an aging society“ is concerned with the practice-based and participatory design of assistive technologies for older people. In various projects, the approach of social and experience-based learning in relation to the acquisition and development of skills and competences in regard to new technologies of older people is being researched. In order to achieve a meaningful IT design, it is important that technologies and applications are well adapted to the everyday worlds of the users. The research group combines multiple research aspects, such as the application of qualitative empirical research methods and the application of participatory design approaches. Another important aspect is to involve the relevant stakeholder groups such as legislators, industry, trade, user and transfer organisations in this process.