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Gender issues in ICT adoption: A literature review

Goldhaber, TS and Langdon, PM and Clarkson, PJ (2014) Gender issues in ICT adoption: A literature review. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED, pp. 59-67.

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In the UK, only 66% of people over the age of 65 and 29% of people over the age of 75 have used the Internet. While it is important to design inclusive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for this population, ''older people'' are often lumped together by designers, negating the diversity within this population. One important factor that is not taken into account is gender differences during learning. There is a rich history of research in how men and women react differently to various aspects of the learning experience, particularly success and failure, but this knowledge has yet to be incorporated into many ICT designs. This paper discusses the gender differences literature as it relates to user interface design for the aging population.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:41
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 08:21
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05095-9_6