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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)
EditorsSebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication date07.08.2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96076-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96077-7
Publication statusPublished - 07.08.2018
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26.08.201830.08.2018


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