Smartphone Evaluation Heuristics for Older Adults

dc.contributor.advisorNonnecke, Blair
dc.contributor.authorCalak, Piotr
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-20T21:21:39Z
dc.date.available2013-02-20T21:21:39Z
dc.date.copyright2013-02
dc.date.created2012-12-17
dc.date.issued2013-02-20
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractAge-related physical and cognitive changes hinder the ability of older adults to operate smartphones. While many user interface (UI) heuristics exist today, there is a need for an updated set designed specifically to assess the usability of mobile devices for an older audience. Smartphone evaluation heuristics for older adults based on age-related changes in vision, hearing, attention, memory and motor control were developed in this thesis by analyzing literature on age-related physical and cognitive changes impacting smartphone usability. Support for heuristics was found by gathering information on how older adults use cell phones through interviews and an online survey. It was demonstrated that strength of support for some heuristics increases with age. The evaluated heuristics provide usability practitioners and designers with a framework for evaluating the usability of smartphones for older adults.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/5610
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectUser Experienceen_US
dc.subjectUXen_US
dc.subjectHuman-Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHCIen_US
dc.subjectSmartphone Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectSmartphone Designen_US
dc.subjectAge-related Heuristicsen_US
dc.subjectSmartphone Heuristicsen_US
dc.subjectSmartphone Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectAge-related Changesen_US
dc.subjectAgingen_US
dc.subjectHCIen_US
dc.subjectGerontologyen_US
dc.subjectOlder Adultsen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Agingen_US
dc.subjectMotor Controlen_US
dc.subjectPhysical Agingen_US
dc.subjectLoss of Visionen_US
dc.subjectLoss of Hearingen_US
dc.subjectTactile Sensitivityen_US
dc.subjectUser Interface Designen_US
dc.subjectUIen_US
dc.subjectUsability Testingen_US
dc.subjectUsability Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectHeuristic Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectOnline Survey Older Adultsen_US
dc.subjectTouchscreenen_US
dc.subjectTarget Sizeen_US
dc.subjectSeniorsen_US
dc.titleSmartphone Evaluation Heuristics for Older Adultsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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