Ageing and use of complex product interfaces

Gudur, Raghavendra Reddy, Blackler, Alethea L., Popovic, Vesna, & Mahar, Douglas P. (2011) Ageing and use of complex product interfaces. In Norbert, Roozenburg, Lin-Lin, Chen, & Pieter, Jan Stappers (Eds.) Proceedings of 4th World Conference on Design Research, Societies of Design Research, Delft University of Technology, Delft.

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This paper presents an experiment designed to investigate if redundancy in an interface has any impact on the use of complex interfaces by older people and people with low prior-experience with technology. The important findings of this study were that older people (65+ years) completed the tasks on the Words only based interface faster than on Redundant (text and symbols) interface. The rest of the participants completed tasks significantly faster on the Redundant interface. From a cognitive processing perspective, sustained attention (one of the functions of Central Executive) has emerged as one of the important factors in completing tasks on complex interfaces faster and with fewer of errors.

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ID Code: 46980
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Intuitive interaction, Usability, Ageing, Interface design
ISBN: 9789461907196
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 2011 [please consult the Authors]
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2011 23:44
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 02:38

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