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Learning how older adults undertake computer tasks [poster]

Hollinworth, N. and Hwang, F. (2009) Learning how older adults undertake computer tasks [poster]. In: 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS 2009), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1145/1639642.1639697

Abstract/Summary

This paper describes a study that was conducted to learn more about how older adults use the tools in a GUI to undertake tasks in Windows applications. The objective was to gain insight into what people did and what they found most difficult. File and folder manipulation, and some aspects of formatting presented difficulties, and these were thought to be related to a lack of understanding of the task model, the correct interpretation of the visual cues presented by the interface, and the recall and translation of the task model into a suitable sequence of actions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:14719
Publisher:ACM

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