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Investigating the usability of PDAs with ageing users

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McCarthy, S, Sayers, HM and McKevitt, P (2007) Investigating the usability of PDAs with ageing users. In: Proc. of the 21st British Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group Conference on People and Computers: HCI...but not as we know it (HCI 2007), University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England. British Computer Society. Vol 2 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Mobile technologies have the potential to enhance the lives of ageing users, especially those who experience a decline in cognitive abilities. However, diminutive devices often perplex the aged and many HCI problems exist. This research ultimately aims to develop a mobile reminiscent application for ageing users entitled Memory Lane. This application will use artificial intelligent techniques to compose and convey excerpts from a lifetime’s memories to the user in a multimodal storytelling format. The proposed deployment platform for MemoryLane is a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The initial stage of this research, a HCI pilot study was recently conducted with a sample of ageing users, the study aimed to investigate the usability of a PDA. This paper documents the methodologies employed in this pilot study and its subsequent results. The next stages of the research are also identified and discussed.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:21128
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 16:40
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 16:40

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