Old folk and feature phones

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How long have you used a feature phone for? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Labo recently published the results of a survey into feature phone usage by the senior generation.

Demographics

Over the 16th and 17th of June 2015 1,110 people aged sixty or older completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given, but all were feature phone users.

Here’s some random senior fiddling with his flip-phone:

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One in ten surfing OAPs has a smartphone

Do you want to buy a smartphone? graph of japanese statisticsMMD (Mobile Marketing Data) Laboratory recently conducted a survey into smartphone usage and purchasing awareness amongst seniors.

Demographics

Over the 8th and 9th of August 2012 884 people completed an internet-based questionnaire, although there was no details on how the sample was selected. 37.4% were aged between 60 and 64, 37.4% between 65 and 69, and 25.1% aged 70 or older. No sex information was given.

A lot of the answers here indicate more awareness of technical features than I expected, but perhaps either don’t knows were eliminated (some of the numbers in Q2, for instance, didn’t agree with the printed bars) or there was detailed explanations about each of the features.
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Granny got game?

How often do you use your game machine? graph of japanese statisticsRound about the time of the release of the Nintendo DS there was a lot of buzz about the new demographics they were reaching, in particular how the range of brain training software was selling well in the older market segment. To see what the situation is these says, goo Research, in conjuction with AllAbout Japan, surveyed the “Mrs” demographic about their use of digital items and game machines.

Demographics

Over the 17th and 18th of December 2007 1,076 members of the goo Research online monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The “Mrs” demographic was married women between the ages of 50 and 69, with 33.9% aged between 50 and 54, 33.9% between 55 and 59, and 32.2% in their sixties.

I remember once trying to tempt my mother into gaming with The Hobbit on the Sinclair Spectrum, but I can’t say it was much of a success at all. However, the brain training games would be fun for her, perhaps, or even if they weren’t I could play them instead…
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Old folk and cameras in Japan

What kind of camera do you usually use the most? graph of japanese statisticsThis is an interesting recent survey reported on by cNet Japan and conducted by goo Research into the topic of the use of cameras by seniors.

Demographics

Over the 6th and 7th of February 2008 1,001 members of the goo Research monitor pool aged over sixty were interviewed by means of a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.4% were male, and 69.3% were in their sixties, 15.9% aged seventy or older. Note that since this was internet-based, all were internet users by definition. In addition, as a control sample over the same period 174 people in their thirties, 51.7% female, were asked the same questions.

Not falling into either of the age groups it’s difficult for me to comment, but one thing I thought initially was that the number of SLR users is low as I always see a few old people with big cameras whenever I go to parks, but then I realised that it’s just selective recall, as one remembers a big camera.
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