Access and use of ICTs among the Italian young elderly: A field study

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Our research aims to investigate the relationship between the young elderly (65–74 years old) and use of technologies [1], and to explore active ageing and the role played by media and ICTs in building a friendly and positively domestic environment for the elderly in their everyday life [2]. Hence the use of ICTs by the elderly takes into account two different perspectives: (1) Generational approach: the young elderly are here considered by looking at the role played by their generational identity in shaping their media use [3]. (2) Domestication and Leisure: Media consumption is spatially and temporally located and media uses and routines are shared within the household and are enabled by processes of domestication [4]. The project is based on an theoretical study about ageing, a preliminary survey with a representative sample of the Italian “young elderlies” regarding ICTs equipment and usage (N = 900), (3) 20 family in-depth interviews in Milan area.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population Design for Aging
EditorJ Zhou, G Salvendy
Numero di pagine11
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015


  • Active ageing
  • Computer Science (all)
  • Domestication
  • Elderly
  • Generations
  • ICTs
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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