This thesis investigates how tangible user interfaces (TUI) can make things easier compared to the elderly people s current living situation. Domain-knowledge of common age impairments and details of TUIs have been collected through literature review, to propose a framework for designing TUIs for elderly people, based on previous frameworks on TUIs and common age impairments discovered. Further domain-knowledge has been collected through focus groups, interviews, workshops and observations. Four prototypes featuring TUIs and designed to compensate for some challenges of aging have been developed. This includes T-Radio; a radio controlled by tangible blocks, Payless; an alternative way to pay for food and beverages in a canteen using only a RFID key card, Natural Charge; seven different wireless chargers to investigate the best configuration, and LightUp; a light bulb that changes the color intensity depending on environmental temperature. The prototypes were taken through a formative usability test with experts from the HCI community, revealing some problems of the prototypes before a few modifications were done. Then summative usability tests with elderly participants were conducted at two different research sites; a local care home and a senior center. The results were analyzed using the proposed framework and led to three problem areas that were investigated, before the implications for design were presented. The results show that there are great potential in TUIs to compensate for age impairments and make things easier than today.