Simple social networking gadget for elders

A British ICT designer has come up with an interesting blend of technology and elder market awareness.  “jive” has a router that’s configured at the point of sale, and a mouseless interface for information retrieval and communication.  Each of your friends or family members is represented by a little plastic square, and you just place the square on the screen to see what that person is up to, or to send a message.  When you’re not using it, the screen automatically updates you with their doings and whereabouts.  This simple, tangible interface may point the way to more inclusive ICT designs.

jive – social networking for your gran.

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