Call: Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults (Workshop)

Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults

September 23, 2014, Toronto, Canada

Call for Papers

Many countries have an increasingly ageing population. In recent years, mobile technologies have had a massive impact on social and working life. As the older adult population rises, many people will want to continue professional, social and lifestyle usage of mobiles into their 70s and beyond. Mobiles support community involvement and personal independence, but the ageing process can interfere considerably with their usage, e.g. through changes in vision, attention, and motor control. This workshop will bring together researchers who are re-imagining mobile interfaces so that they are more suited for use by older adults.

Position papers are sought related to topics including, but not limited to:

  • Multimodal interaction with older adults
  • Mobile input and visual interaction with older adults
  • Older adults and ubiquitous computing
  • Participatory design process for older adults
  • Mobile interface evaluation with older adults
  • Novel physical interaction for older adults
  • The effect and implications for mobile design of the ageing process
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on mobile design for older adults

Position papers should be 4 pages in CHI extended abstract format. Accepted papers will be presented as posters or short talks, with plenty of time for discussion and demos. Authors will be invited to extend for a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. At least one author of accepted papers must register for both workshop and MobileHCI.

Abstract Submission Deadline:  May 30th 2014

Notification of Acceptance:  18th July 2014

Workshop:  23rd September 2014

Submissions should be made to:

Questions or queries may be sent to:


Emma Nicol (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

Mark Dunlop (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

Marilyn McGee-Lennon (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

Lynne Baillie (Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)

Lilit Hakobyan (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

Katie Siek (Indiana University, USA)


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