Menu Design of Digital Photo Frame for Older Users

  • Hsiu-Ping Yueh
  • Weijane Lin
  • Tzu-Yi Lu
  • Yen-Lian Chou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6775)


The advancement of image technology has escalated the development of digital camera devices and shifted the way people view and store photos. Touch screen digital photo frame, as a marginal product with the digitalization, also becomes commonly and widely accepted. With the senior citizens on the rapid increase that structurally changed with the aging society, unignorable attentions should be paid to methods for more friendly and user-centered design of digital devices for improving elder users’ experience. This study set out to examine elders’ performance and preferences for menu design of digital photo frame. Research data was collected from 24 subjects using the paper prototyping method. Results of this study show the preference toward exhaustive but not burden display, habitually perceivable message structure, and slightly magnified size for both the display and icons. This study concludes with the suggestions to future research and design practices of digital photo frame.


Menu design Icon design Digital photo frame Paper prototype Gerontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsiu-Ping Yueh
    • 1
  • Weijane Lin
    • 2
  • Tzu-Yi Lu
    • 1
  • Yen-Lian Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bio-Industry Communication and DevelopmentNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Library and Information ScienceNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.

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