Design of the times: The secret to creating cell phones for seniors

From left: Dorothy Calvin, Katrina Watts, and Allen Calvin at Verizon’s Android workshop.
(Credit: Lynn La/CNET)
Allen Calvin earned a doctorate in experimental psychology, was a consulting professor at Stanford University, and is currently the president of Palo Alto University, a post he’s been holding for 28 years. He’s learned a lot during his 84 years of living — except for how to cut and paste text on a smartphone.
“I just want to copy anything and paste it out of an e-mail,” he said with a voice that sounds like sandpaper. “This is obviously harder than it looks.”

Calvin and his…

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