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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of DRS 2014|
|Subtitle of host publication||Design's Big Debates Pushing the Boundaries of Design Research|
|Editors||Youn-kyung Lim, Kristina Niedderer, Johan Redstrom, Erik Stolterman, Anna Valtonen|
|Place of Publication||Umeå, Sweden|
|Publisher||Umea Institute of Design, Umea University|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||DRS 2014: Design?s Big Debates. Design Research Society Biennial International Conference - Umea, Umea, Sweden|
Duration: 16 Jun 2014 → 19 Jun 2014
|Conference||DRS 2014: Design?s Big Debates. Design Research Society Biennial International Conference|
|Period||16/06/14 → 19/06/14|
Gudur, R., Blackler, A., Popovic, V., & Mahar, D. (2014). Adaptable interface model for intuitively learnable interfaces: An approach to address diversity in older users' capabilities. In Y. Lim, K. Niedderer, J. Redstrom, E. Stolterman, & A. Valtonen (Eds.), Proceedings of DRS 2014: Design's Big Debates Pushing the Boundaries of Design Research (Vol. 1, pp. 374-387). Umeå, Sweden: Umea Institute of Design, Umea University.