Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering for Elderly (HCI4AGING): Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
In most countries demographic developments tend towards more and more elderly people in single households. Improving the quality of life for elderly people is an emerging issue within our information society. Good user interfaces have tremendous implications for appropriate accessibility. Though, user interfaces should not only be easily accessible, they should also be useful, usable and most of all enjoyable and a benefit for people. Traditionally, Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) bridges Natural Sciences (Psychology) and Engineering (Informatics/Computer Science), whilst Usability Engineering (UE) is anchored in Software Technology and supports the actual implemen-tation. Together, HCI and UE have a powerful potential to help towards making technology a little bit more accessible, useful, useable and enjoyable for everybody.
KeywordsHuman–Computer Interaction Usability Engineering User Interfaces Elderly People Older Adults
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 3.Mukasa, K.S., Holzinger, A., Karshmer, A.I. (eds.): Intelligent User Interfaces for Ambient Assisted Living. Fraunhofer IRB (2008)Google Scholar
- 5.Norman, D.A., Draper, S.: User Centered System Design. LEA, Hillsdale (1986)Google Scholar
- 7.Röcker, C.: Chances and Challenges of Intelligent Technologies in the Production and Retail Sector. International Journal of Business, Economics, Finance and Management Sciences 2(3), 150–161 (2010)Google Scholar
- 8.Ziefle, M., Jakobs, E.-M.: New challenges in Human Computer Interaction: Strategic Directions and Interdisciplinary Trends. In: 4th International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing Technologies, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, pp. 389–398 (2010)Google Scholar
- 9.Ziefle, M., Röcker, C.: Acceptance of Pervasive Healthcare Systems: A comparison of different implementation concepts. In: 4th ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010 (2010)Google Scholar
- 11.Ziefle, M.: Information presentation in small screen devices: The trade-off between visual density and menu foresight. Applied Ergonomics, 10.1016/j.apergo.2010.03.001 (2010)Google Scholar