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 +# Provocation 2
 +
 +## Build on past experience with familiar technology as well as offering new devices- they may do the job.
 +
 +New devices can be challenging,​ and recent developments of familiar
 +equipment may offer an easier route for some. Smart TVs and smartphones
 +may provide whats needed without learning to use a computerq.
 +
 +A number of the research reports - and our discussions - make the point
 +that it may be easier to build on peoples existing use of technology,
 +rather than introduce new devices. For example smart televisions are
 +able to connect to the Internet, and smartphones offer access previously
 +only available through a computer. Photo sharing online may be the
 +natural extension of a past interest in photography,​ or further use for
 +a new phone.
 +
 +Our initial propositions also included the suggestion that in
 +introducing anything new, also consider what friends may be using. Video
 +chats only work if others have the facility; some people among friends
 +and family will favour texting, others email. Peoples skills in adopting
 +new technology may be influenced by past experience - so using a
 +computer keyboard is easier if you have learned to type. If not, a
 +tablet may be less intimidating.
 +
 +While it may be tempting to suggest offering a smartphone to, for
 +example, an older relative, a simpler phone that just offers voice and
 +SMS texting may be more welcome. It is relatively easy to upgrade - but
 +more difficult to help people recover from a potentially bewildering
 +engagement with sophisticated devices.
 +
 +*Challenge: what scope is there for using improvements in existing,
 +familiar technologies to meet people needs in later life as well as
 +offering new devices?*\
 + ​[Comments,​ resources and links to ideas on Storify - and embedded
 +below](http://​storify.com/​dtlater/​pr-2-build-on-past-experience-with-familiar-techno)\
 + [View the story “2 Build on past experience with familiar technology”
 +on
 +Storify](http://​storify.com/​dtlater/​pr-2-build-on-past-experience-with-familiar-techno)
  
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