Designing Tablet Computers for the Elderly A User-Centered Design Approach


The fast aging of many western and eastern societies and their increasing reliance on information technology create a compelling need to reconsider older users' interactions with computers. Changes in perceptual and motor skill capabilities that often accompany the aging process bring important implications for the design of information and communication technologies. This paper summarizes different methods integrated into a user-centred design approach to develop design concepts for a tablet computer, focussing on the needs and wishes of the elderly. Therefore, current tablet computers were compared respective their applicability und usability. Furthermore, based on the results of a questionnaire, elevating the needs of the user group two design concepts were developed and evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging
EditorsJia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication date21.06.2016
ISBN (Print)978-331939942-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39943-0
Publication statusPublished - 21.06.2016
Event2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17.07.201622.07.2016


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