OldGen: Mobile phone personalization for older adults
2011 (English)In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011, 3393-3396 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Mobile devices are currently difficult to customize for the usability needs of elderly users. The elderly are instead referred to specially designed "senior phones" or software add-ons. These tend to compromise in functionality as they attempt to solve many disabilities in a single solution. We present OldGen, a prototype framework where a novel concept enables accessibility features on generic mobile devices, by decoupling the software user interface from the phone's physical form factor. This opens up for better customization of the user interface, its functionality and behavior, and makes it possible to adapt it to the specific needs of each individual. OldGen makes the user interface portable, such that it could be moved between different phone hardware, regardless of model and brand. Preliminary observations and evaluations with elderly users indicate that this concept could address individual user interface related accessibility issues on general-purpose devices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 3393-3396 p.
, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Accessibility, Elderly, Mobile, Older users, User interfaces, Form factors, Novel concept, Older adults, Personalizations, Software user interface, Approximation theory, Human computer interaction, Human engineering, Mobile devices, Portable equipment, Telephone sets, Cellular telephone systems
Human Computer Interaction Communication Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-151204DOI: 10.1145/1978942.1979447ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79958163326ISBN: 9781450302289OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-151204DiVA: diva2:748442
29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, 7 May 2011 through 12 May 2011, Vancouver, BC
QC 201409192014-09-192014-09-152014-09-19Bibliographically approved