Marie Mika: profile

Background: 

I'm a Sociologist who taught for years at The Ohio State University - Sociology of the Family, Marriage and Society and Social Gerontology were some of my favorite classes. Now I'm applying my years of experience with qualitative methodologies - interviews, focus groups and ethongraphy - to user experince research. I hope to do "good" for seniors by keeping their needs, abilities and preferences in designers' minds at every step of the design process.

My Articles & Research on Tech-enhanced Life

The Paradox of Good UX Design for Seniors

Seniors report avoiding, or using in as stealth a manner as possible, technologies that would improve the quality of their lives — even enhance their safety — because they are associated with or specifically designed for the elderly. The paradox, then, for good UX design that addresses seniors’...