Old people are intelligent enough to understand the advancing technology if they want to do so! They just need to mind to do it just like this 81 year old Japanese woman who is creating her own app. Masako Wakamiya recently created an app that shows people the correct way to place their traditional doll displays.
The app is created with the purpose of honouring the age-old tradition of Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day outside of Japan) which essentially teaches people the right way of staging their traditional doll displays for the festival.
The app is called Hinadan, which combines words hina meaning doll and dan meaning tier. Players are asked to place a total of 12 dolls in their respective positions on a standard display with four tiers. Users reach the final stage after arranging the dolls in the correct spots.
Wakamiya also has a blog (in Japanese and English languages) wherein she shares clips from her travels and also teaches people how to use Excel to make art. Apart from, she also featured at a TEDx talk in Tokyo, where she talked about active ageing in the digital world.
Users can download the app from the iTunes store.