Identifying familiarity in older and younger adults

Lawry, Simon, Popovic, Vesna, & Blackler, Alethea L. (2010) Identifying familiarity in older and younger adults. In Proceedings of Design Research Society International Conference 2010 : Design & Complexity, School of Industrial Design, Université de Montréal, Montréal.

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This paper discusses research into familiarity amongst younger and older adults. It explains the relevance of familiarity in product interactions. An experiment is discussed which investigates differences in familiarity between younger and older adults. A comprehensive coding scheme was developed to help analyse the data collected. This paper discusses the results and findings from the observational data. The results indicate that there is a negative relationship between age and familiarity. Also older adults are less likely to demonstrate familiarity though verbalisation than their younger counterparts.

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ID Code: 31869
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Familiarity, Intuitive Interaction, Experiential Knowledge , Older Adults, Interaction Design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Industrial Design (120305)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2010 23:37
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:16

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