Methodological issues with older users as research participants

Reddy, Gudur Raghavendra, Blackler, Alethea L., & Popovic, Vesna (2015) Methodological issues with older users as research participants. In Popovic, Vesna, Blackler, Alethea L., Luh, Ding-Bang, Nimkulrat, Nithikul, Kraal, Ben J., & Nagai, Yukari (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th IASDR (The International Association of Societies of Design Research Congress), IASDR (The International Association of Societies of Design Research), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 851-867.

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Researching with older participants presents many unique methodological challenges. One of the reasons for this is the greater variability in abilities among older than among younger people. Thus, the standard practice in user research of assuming homogeneity in a certain demographic group may not work with older adults. Designing experiments for users with diverse capabilities is challenging and calls for re-examination of existing experimental design methods. In this paper we will share our experience in researching with people with diverse capabilities and present its implications and possible way to address them.

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ID Code: 92631
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: older users, research design, methodology
ISBN: 978-0-646-94318-3
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2016 04:21
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 01:24

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