Agile Development for the Creation of Proper Human-Computer Interfaces for the Elderly

  • Drew Williams
  • Mong-Te Wang
  • Chih-Hung Chang
  • Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
  • William Chu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8456)

Abstract

While computers may greatly enhance the lives of the elderly, many software developers fail to create human-computer interfaces that properly appeal to elderly users. Developers often fail to take into consideration the elderly user from the beginning, and the elderly now face a variety of challenges when using most applications. We believe that the adoption of a modified agile development workflow when developing human-computer interfaces for the elderly will assist in better integrating an inclusive design into applications as early as possible. Agile development relies heavily on user feedback, which is imperative in the development of elderly-friendly human-computer interfaces where the target audience has a diverse set of abilities.

Keywords

Human computer interfaces Elderly people Agile development Software engineering practices Software development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Drew Williams
    • 1
  • Mong-Te Wang
    • 2
  • Chih-Hung Chang
    • 3
  • Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
    • 1
  • William Chu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceMarquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceTunghai UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringHsiuping University of Science and TechnologyTaichungTaiwan

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