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What Is CamperForce? Amazon's Nomadic Retiree Army | WIRED
In a company presentation, one slide read, “Jeff Bezos has predicted that, by the year 2020, one out of every four workampers in the United States will have worked for Amazon.”
Amazon  CamperForce  employment  casualisation  elderly  USA  Wired  2017 
4 weeks ago by inspiral
The new hipsters? London's exclusive 'downsizer' homes for the over-55s | Cities | The Guardian
Why are flats in London’s hippest neighbourhoods being sold exclusively to over-55s, even as the young people who hang out there struggle to afford housing?
housing  elderly  urbandevelopment  Quadra  Hackney  LondonFields  London  Guardian  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Uber Skips World's Biggest Cab Market for Japan's Tiniest Towns - Bloomberg
Tangocho is one of only two places in Japan where Uber's app can be used to hail a ride by a part-time driver—a service known as UberX in the U.S. and UberPop in Europe. That's because ride-sharing services are only allowed in locations too small to support public transport. In the rest of Japan, only licensed drivers in black cars or taxis are allowed to ferry passengers, leaving Uber with an operation in Tokyo that's minuscule compared with San Francisco, London or Mexico City—even though Japan's capital is the largest taxi cab market in the world.
Uber  ridesharing  elderly  Japan  launch  Bloomberg  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Uber for Seniors and Poor Visibility — Medium
I’ve been using Uber for a long time, so I get it, but what about my elderly aunt who needs to stop driving, or my 75 year old father, or the hundreds-of-thousands of people with poor vision, limited finger dexterity, or even just new users with a limited understanding of Uber’s complex business? Some of Uber’s UI/UX decisions border on disaster.
Some issues I see:
Not respecting link color/convention
Ambiguous buttons
Extremely small font sizes
Overly dynamic interfaces (e.g. Destination input field)
Poor labelling
Uber  mobiledesign  accessibility  elderly  review  opportunity  author:WilliamBelk  Medium  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
A Niche of a Niche
Demographics don't always correlate with the realities of the market. Smartphones for seniors seems an obvious niche given the expanding penetration rate of smartphones and the growing elderly population. However, it appears there's been limited demand for such devices.
smartphones  elderly  niche  critique  weaknesses  CCSInsight  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Silver surfers get social - Brand Republic News
Report based on UM's research into the internet practices of those over the age of 55.
elderly  silversurfer  internet  socialmedia  umlondon  2010  imported 
january 2011 by inspiral

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