Gerontechnology: Understanding Older Adult Information and Communication Technology Use

Author:   Johanna L.H. Birkland
Publisher:   Emerald Publishing Limited
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9781787432925


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Johanna L.H. Birkland
Publisher:   Emerald Publishing Limited
Imprint:   Emerald Publishing Limited
Weight:   0.324kg
ISBN:  

9781787432925


ISBN 10:   1787432920
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   30 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Birdland presents a theory of information and communication technology use by older adults--the ICT User Typology--that not only explains the diversity in older adult technology use, but also helps practitioners, scholars, and designers understand the older adult population's needs and wants when it comes to technological interactions. The five user types she finds are enthusiasts, practicalists, socializers, traditionalists, and guardians. She also discusses understanding user types and typology, user types and the life course, a theoretical perspective, breaking the digital divine, and her discovery of the typology. -- Annotation (c)2019 * (protoview.com) *


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Johanna L. H. Birkland is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia, USA. An interdisciplinary Gerontechnology scholar, she uses a mixture of approaches to study how technology use changes over the life course, as well as intergenerational technology use and communication.

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