Cross-Platform Social Web Application for Older Adults with HTML 5

  • Tiago Boldt Sousa
  • Pedro Tenreiro
  • Paula Alexandra Silva
  • Francisco Nunes
  • Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6972)


Online social networks can potentially play an important role in connecting older adults with family and friends who often live far. However, adoption of social Web services among the elderly is still very limited because the user interfaces are not adapted to them and also because few of their friends use such services. This paper introduces a mobile Web application designed with older adults’ characteristics in mind that integrates a popular social network.


storytelling online social networks user-centered interface design older adults html5 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiago Boldt Sousa
    • 1
  • Pedro Tenreiro
    • 1
  • Paula Alexandra Silva
    • 1
  • Francisco Nunes
    • 1
  • Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer PortugalPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Faculdade de Engenharia daUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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