Ageism in Interfaces

30 October 2023

One very interesting session of the 2023 axe-con conference was this one: Ageism in Interfaces. All UX and design oriented, this conference brings a lot of important information about one of the most important challenges on Internet today, ageism and users who don’t know the rules of Internet.

“The tech workforce is largely comprised of Millennial and Gen Z employees, people who grew up with the internet. There is a bias that comes with this digital immersion, and it’s lead to interfaces wrought with exclusionary assumptions – everyone knows what a hamburger menu is, right?! The Baby Boomer generation has nearly eight times the wealth of Millennials. Yet ageism in tech has led to overwhelm, frustration, and a lack of access to vital technology for people who can actually afford the premium subscriptions we’re selling.”

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