Using task analysis to explore older novice participants’ experiences with a handheld touchscreen device

Murad, Syed, Bradley, Michael D., Kodagoda, Neesha, Barnard, Yvonne and Lloyd, Ashley (2012) Using task analysis to explore older novice participants’ experiences with a handheld touchscreen device. Anderson, Martin, ed. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2012: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, Blackpool, UK, 16-19 April 2012. In: International conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors, 16-19 Apr 2012, Blackpool, England, UK. pbk-ISBN 9780415621526, ISBN 9781138424630, e-ISBN 9780429216930. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1201/b11933)

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Access to online resources is becoming more important for engagement with society. However, older people with limited experience of digital interfaces can have significant difficulties with access. Touchscreen devices have shown potential to offer advantages to the older and novice user. Usability becomes increasingly important with age related changes in sensory perception, cognition and motor skills. This pilot study has investigated problems caused by lack of prior experience of digital interaction in novice older users. This paper reports their behaviour and errors using a tablet touchscreen device through attempting several tasks. Task analysis and actual user task sequences have been used to highlight the difficulties and errors made by the participants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at: Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, 16-19 April, Barcelo Blackpool Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, UK.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 8824
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Depositing User: Mike Bradley
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 10:42
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 00:32

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