Mobile AgeCI: Potential challenges in the development and evaluation of mobile applications for elderly people

Stefan Diewald, Barbara Geilhof, Monika Siegrist, Patrick Lindemann, Marion Koelle, Martin Halle, Matthias Kranz

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Abstract

Designing mobile applications for elderly users can be very challenging. Their heterogeneous prior knowledge and abilities make user-centered design processes difficult. For that reasons, some measures are necessary to make the applications usable the majority of elderly people and to get useful feedback during the evaluation. In this paper, we summarize central challenges we faced during the user-centered development of a mobile fitness application for seniors. We address differences in interaction, trust issues, fears, functional complexity, and aspects of motivation. Based on these experiences, we present suggestions that can be useful for the future development and evaluation of mobile (fitness) applications for elderly people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2015 - 15th International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFranz Pichler, Roberto Moreno-Díaz, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages723-730
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319273396
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event15th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2015 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 8 Feb 201513 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9520
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2015
Country/TerritorySpain
CityLas Palmas de Gran Canaria
Period8/02/1513/02/15

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