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Improving Indoor Environments for Older Adults - Matteo Zallio, M.Arch, PhD

January 31, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Lathrop Library - Classroom 282

All are welcome to attend

Abstract: As the world's population ages and internet-connected devices proliferate, older adults are facing increasing difficulties understanding and using these new technologies. Assistive Technology, Ergonomics, and Usability principles can be applied to create friendlier interfaces and interactions. This lecture will offer an overview of the main challenges as well as guidelines and examples for designing accessible and inclusive indoor environments for older adults, including state-of-the-art sensing technologies and ways to demystify technology issues.

Biosketch: Dr. Matteo Zallio, is a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University. Previously a research fellow at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), he is an Italian award-winning architect and designer. Dr. Zallio, after earning a PhD from University of Genova (IT) and Loughborough University (UK), joined the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute at DIT and focused his research and work on User Experience Design as a tool for improving people’s quality of life. During his career he has developed two patent applications, received six international awards, and has been a guest lecturer and speaker worldwide.

Event Sponsor: 
Design Group, Mechanical Engineering
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Dave Jaffe - 650/892-4464