Pointers for designing digital interfaces for the elderly people

Two elderly people holding hands.
Two elderly people holding hands.

If you are a youngblood and during the pandemic lockdown, you got on a video call with your parents or grandparents, you might have noticed that they are not as swift as you are. For some reason, they never seem to position themselves as perfectly as you can. However, this is a nonconsequential example of how the world is skewed against the elderly. An elder person crossing a zebra crossing with a walking stick is a serious one. They must cross the road before the signal turns red.

Varenya Raj

Digital Product Designer, Graduate of CIID, NID (www.varenyaraj.com)

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