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Older adults, interface experience and cognitive decline

Blackler, Alethea L., Mahar, Douglas P., & Popovic, Vesna (2010) Older adults, interface experience and cognitive decline. In Proceedings of The 22nd Annual Conference on the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design - Interaction - Participation, ACM & CHISIG, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

This paper describes an experiment undertaken to investigate intuitive interaction, particularly in older adults. Previous work has shown that intuitive interaction relies on past experience, and has also suggested that older people demonstrate less intuitive uses and slower times when completing set tasks with various devices. Similarly, this experiment showed that past experience with relevant products allowed people to use the interfaces of two different microwaves more quickly and intuitively. It also revealed that certain aspects of cognitive decline related to aging, such as central executive function, have more impact on time, correct uses and intuitive uses than chronological age. Implications of these results are discussed.

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ID Code: 39182
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Intuitive Interaction, Intuitive Use, Prior Experience, Inclusive Design, Older People, Ageing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
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
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Schools > School of Design
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 the Author(s) and CHISIG
Copyright Statement: Additional copies are available at the ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm) or ordered from the CHISIG secretary (secretary@chisig.org)
Deposited On: 24 Jan 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:26

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