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Smartphone Evaluation Heuristics for Older Adults

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dc.contributor.advisor Nonnecke, Blair
dc.contributor.author Calak, Piotr
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-20T21:21:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-20T21:21:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-02
dc.date.created 2012-12-17
dc.date.issued 2013-02-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/5610
dc.description.abstract Age-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.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject User Experience en_US
dc.subject UX en_US
dc.subject Human-Computer Interaction en_US
dc.subject HCI en_US
dc.subject Smartphone Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Smartphone Design en_US
dc.subject Age-related Heuristics en_US
dc.subject Smartphone Heuristics en_US
dc.subject Smartphone Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Age-related Changes en_US
dc.subject Aging en_US
dc.subject HCI en_US
dc.subject Gerontology en_US
dc.subject Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Aging en_US
dc.subject Motor Control en_US
dc.subject Physical Aging en_US
dc.subject Loss of Vision en_US
dc.subject Loss of Hearing en_US
dc.subject Tactile Sensitivity en_US
dc.subject User Interface Design en_US
dc.subject UI en_US
dc.subject Usability Testing en_US
dc.subject Usability Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Heuristic Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Online Survey Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Touchscreen en_US
dc.subject Target Size en_US
dc.subject Seniors en_US
dc.title Smartphone Evaluation Heuristics for Older Adults en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Computer Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Computer Science en_US
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