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Mobile Social Media Interface Design for Elderly in Indonesia

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS,volume 1294)


The most common problem faced by elderly is loneliness, especially when they live far away from familiy members. Furthermore, decreasing physical ability and mobility that comes with aging can also limit elderly’s ability to socialize with others. Fortunately, modern technology offers a solution to this problem of disconnectedness. Nowadays, people are communicating through social media despite the geographical distance between them. However, due to a technological leap, the elderly in Indonesia are often left behind in adapting and using technology. In this study, a social media application interface was designed based on the results of direct interviews with the elderly. The interface is more user-friedly, with features that can be properly used by the elderly. The effectiveness of this interface and its features is supported by the test result of each feature. The contact feature (task 1) scores 80%, the call log history feature (task 2) scores 100%, the video calling feature (task 3) scores 100%, the community feature (task 4) scores 90%, the entertainment feature (task 5) scores 90%, the voice calling feature (task 6) scores 100% and the notes feature (task 7) scores 77%. The results of this study can be used as a reference for software developers in designing application interfaces for the elderly, especially those who experience technological leap.


  • Gerontechnology
  • Social media
  • Interface design
  • Mobile

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Restyandito, Febryandi, Nugraha, K.A., Sebastian, D. (2020). Mobile Social Media Interface Design for Elderly in Indonesia. In: Stephanidis, C., Antona, M., Ntoa, S. (eds) HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Posters. HCII 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1294. Springer, Cham.

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