App Design for the Retired

The aim of this app is to connect the elderly and retired people to the communities they live in. It allows easy interaction with friends, information on classes and events, and access to the local news. Often retiring from work can mean a loss of social life and friendships, however, this app aims to help maintain these healthy and essential relationships.

I have purposefully keep the design very simple, keeping the target audience in mind. Icons are accompanied by text to make the meaning clear and straight forward. News and events are classed in categories of ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’ instead of using complicated strings of text like dates. Every feature of the app can be accessed from the home screen with no hidden menus and settings. I have kept the navigation as minimal as possible to avoid confusion and allow people with limited experience with technology to use the app with ease.

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