Archive for April, 2007

Hand-held devices and age-related decline of eyesight

Posted in Food for Thought on April 15, 2007 by danweltsch

Are new hand-held devices, which are proliferating wildly, being designed to accommodate older users with deteriorating eyesight? Today’s 20 and 30-year-olds are tomorrow’s 40 and 50-year-olds. I am 48, and can barely read the screen on my cellphone. This is an important aspect of product design that I hope is not ignored in the hot race to appeal to young consumers. Here’s a post on a forum of a Wall Street Journal article about a old-user friendly phone.