Heuristics for Evaluating the Usability of Mobile Launchers for Elderly People

  • Muna S. Al-Razgan
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
  • Mona D. Al-Shahrani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8517)


Touch based mobile phone launchers are programs used by elderly people to ease their use of mobile phones. Despite their varieties in the mobile phone market, little has been done to evaluate their applicability to the target users. In this paper we describe a systematic approach to convert design guidelines and recommendations for touch-based phones into heuristics targeting elderly people. Then an assessment of the heuristics is carried out by creating personas and conducting usability evaluation.


Heuristics evaluation usability elderly people touch-based mobile phones personas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muna S. Al-Razgan
    • 1
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
    • 1
  • Mona D. Al-Shahrani
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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