Tips for Designing Mobile Phone Web Pages for the Elderly

  • Yoko Asano
  • Harumi Saito
  • Hitomi Sato
  • Lin Wang
  • Qin Gao
  • Pei-Luen Patrick Rau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4550)

Abstract

This paper proposes tips for designing Web pages appropriate for the elderly. The characteristics of mobile phone Web pages and the effects of aging are elucidated. The elderly had difficulty in reading texts, finding the focus, operating pages and input, and understanding the contents in some cases. Tips for designing Web pages that are appropriate for the elderly are proposed based on our observations.

Keywords

mobile phone Web pages Web design the elderly aging effect 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoko Asano
    • 1
  • Harumi Saito
    • 1
  • Hitomi Sato
    • 1
  • Lin Wang
    • 2
  • Qin Gao
    • 2
  • Pei-Luen Patrick Rau
    • 2
  1. 1.Cyber Solutions Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, 1-1 Hikarinooka, Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa, 239-0847Japan
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Shunde Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084P.R. China

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