«easierphone» – Participatory Further Development of an Age-Appropriate Smartphone App

Usage of smartphones by people aged 65+ is steadily increasing in Switzerland. Older adults can find it difficult to use smartphones and "senior citizens' phones" are not perceived as a satisfactory alternative because of their stigmatising designs and reduced functions. The "easierphone" app is designed to facilitate the use of smartphones for senior citizens. The prototype, which is already available in the App-Store, is being tested by senior citizens and their relatives in Living Labs of the IAF-FHS and is being further developed using a participatory approach.


Project team

Sabina Misoch, Cora Pauli, Veronika Hämmerle


Age Foundation


09/2019 – 12/2021