Aging, HCI, & Personal Perceptions of Time

Julia Loup, Özge Subasi, Geraldine Fitzpatrick
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Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

While aging has become an influential area of research in HCI, the science of human longevity presents itself as an untapped framework through which HCI researchers may further investigate. The present work presents preliminary research on older adults' personal perception of time in context with their personal perception of technology. Researchers worked to thus investigate the underlying socioemotional effects of technology during the aging process. Initial results suggest research opportunities in regards to HCI's awareness of and potential influence upon personal perception of 'time'. Beginning with a sample of older adults previously interested in technical innovation, we point to (1) the processes behind intention to learn about novel technologies and (2) personal perception of "time" or longevity coinciding with said investment. We pose questions and aim to inspire discussion and future investigations into time as a foundation for self-reflection and perception.