Adaptable interface model for intuitively learnable interfaces : an approach to address diversity in older users' capabilities

Gudur, Raghavendra Reddy, Blackler, Alethea L., Popovic, Vesna, & Mahar, Douglas P. (2014) Adaptable interface model for intuitively learnable interfaces : an approach to address diversity in older users' capabilities. In Lim, Y-K., Neidderer, K., Redström, J., Stolterman, E., & Valtonen, A. (Eds.) DRS 2014 : Design's Big Debates Pushing the Boundaries of Design Research, Umea Institute of Design, Umea University, Umea, Sweden, pp. 374-387.

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This study started with the aim to develop an approach that will help designers create interfaces that are more intuitive for older adults to use. Two objectives were set for this study:

1) to investigate one of the possible strategies for developing intuitive interfaces for older people, and;

2) to investigate factors that could interfere with intuitive use.

This paper briefly presents the outcome of the two experiments and how it has lead to the development of an adaptable interface design model that will help designers develop interfaces that are intuitive to learn and, over time, intuitive to use for users with diverse technology prior experience and cognitive abilities.

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ID Code: 80823
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Interaction design, intuitive use, inclusive design method, older adults, prior experience
ISSN: 9789176010693
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 by the Design Research Society,
Umeå Institute of Design, and the authors
Copyright Statement: No part of this document may be used or reproduced in any
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Deposited On: 21 Jan 2015 02:25
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 05:32

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