Age-Appropriate Design of an Input Component for the Historytelling Project

Torben Volkmann, Friedemann Dohse, Michael Sengpiel, Nicole Jochems


As a result of the demographic change, the population of the older adults within our society increases steadily. If done right, information and communication technology offer great potential benefit for older users. Thus, we focus on a human-centered design approach for aging (HCD+). This Paper describes the development of an input component for the Historytelling project, a cooperative interactive platform for older adults to connect life stories with historic events and appreciate the potential for older adult's life experience. We conducted a task analysis based on requirements for the Historytelling project and developed a high-fidelity prototype which was tested with eleven older adults. The prototype was valued highly overall but still had minor usability issues. Thus, we could show that a rather complex task such as telling a life story with various multimedia objects can be executed by older adults if they are integrated into the design process from early on.
TitelProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)
Redakteure/-innenSebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer International Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96076-0
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-319-96077-7
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 07.08.2018
Veranstaltung20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Florence, Italien
Dauer: 26.08.201830.08.2018


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