Ageing, technology anxiety and intuitive use of complex interfaces

Gudur, Raghavendra R., Blackler, Alethea L., Popovic, Vesna, & Mahar, Doug (2013) Ageing, technology anxiety and intuitive use of complex interfaces. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013, 8119, pp. 564-581.

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This paper presents the outcome of a study that investigated the relationships between technology prior experience, self-efficacy, technology anxiety, complexity of interface (nested versus flat) and intuitive use in older people. The findings show that, as expected, older people took less time to complete the task on the interface that used a flat structure when compared to the interface that used a complex nested structure. All age groups also used the flat interface more intuitively. However, contrary to what was hypothesised, older age groups did better under anxious conditions. Interestingly, older participants did not make significantly more errors compared with younger age groups on either interface structures.

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ID Code: 63529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part III
Keywords: Prior-experience, Technology anxiety, Ageing, self-efficacy, Intuitive interaction, Inclusive design
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40477-1_36
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2013 22:49
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 14:12

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