About Andrew Monk

Andrew Monk is Founding Director of The Centre for Usable Home Technology (CUHTec), Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of York and Visiting Professor in Informatics, Newcastle University.

Andrew is a psychologist and author with an interest in the gadgets people use in their everyday lives. He has 30 years experience of working with researchers in computer science and electronics to find ways of making technology serve real social and personal needs. For example, his most recent research project was to understand and propose solutions to the problems the over eighties have with payment technologies. Andrew was elected to the US ACM CHI Academy in 2005. He has over 350 peer reviewed publications and 10 books in the general areas of User Experience, User-centred Design, Electronic Communication and the needs of older people.

Andrew is currently writing a book for the general public, and seniors in particular, on the fun and useful things you can do with the gadgets you use in your everyday lives. This blog is to support the readers of this book.

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