New publication: 2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology



Nicol, E., Dunlop M., Komninos A., McGee-Lennon M., Baillie L., Eslambolchilar P., et al. (2015).  2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct. 908–911New York, NY, USA, ACM. DOI:10.1145/2786567.2795395
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New publication: Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults

Many countries have an increasingly ageing population. In recent years, mobile technologies have had a massive impact on social and working lives. As the size of the older user population rises, many people will want to continue professional, social and lifestyle usage of mobiles into 70s and beyond. Mobile technologies can lead to increased community involvement and personal independence. While mobile technologies can provide many opportunities, the ageing process can interfere with their use. This workshop brings together researchers who are re-imagining common mobile interfaces so that they are more suited to use by older adults.

Nicol, E., Dunlop M., Komninos A., McGee-Lennon M., Baillie L., Edwards A., et al. (2014).  Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services (MobileHCI'14). 585–588New York, NY, USA, ACM. DOI:10.1145/2628363.2634261
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New publication: Investigating Mobile Text Entry for Older Adults

Text entry remains key to many tasks on touchscreen smartphones and is an important factor in the usability of such devices. The known problems of text entry can be particularly acute for older adults due to physical and cognitive issues associated with ageing. In a study of mobile text entry we employed a variety of participatory design techniques in order to develop novel keyboard layouts to address the requirements of this group of users. We report on the early findings and the methodological implications for further research in this area. Based on our results we argue that making the effort to involve older adults in the design process has benefits that could not otherwise be achieved.

Nicol, E., Komninos A., & Dunlop M. D. (2014).  Investigating Mobile Text Entry for Older Adults. Workshop on Reimagining Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults, in conjunction with ACM MobileHCI'14. Toronto, Canada.

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