G92 – Use supporting peripherals if needed.

Standard

Guideline: Use supporting peripherals if needed. Guideline Description: For achieving a better interaction may be suitable the use of peripherals. For instance in a multi-touch application may be used fiducials objects to help the viewing of contents, similar a magnifying glass. Example:

Example G92 A magnifying glass used as tangible object in a multi-touch application for older adults.

Source:

Using the Android Tablet to Develop a Game Platform for Older Adults, 2011
Touch Panel Usability of Elderly and Children, 2014

Tags: Hardware, Support

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G88 – Use only one type of input device.

Standard

Guideline:

Use only one type of input device.

Guideline Description:

The use of different input devices might increase the difficulty to the user.

Example:

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An example of an application using pen-based interaction. This interaction type can be difficult to performing by some older adults.

 Illustration adapted from An Exploratory Study of a Touch-Based Gestural Interface for Elderly

Source:

Using the Android Tablet to Develop a Game Platform for Older Adults, 2011

Tags:

Elderly, Hardware, Support.

G50 – Plan carefully the prices of products and services for the user.

Standard

Guideline:

Plan carefully the prices of products and services for the user.

Guideline Description:

Older adult have in general, economics problems, due to this factor the prices of products should be carefully thought, because the price will determine its acceptance.

Example:

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An example of a product developed for older adults.

Source:

Healthcare TV Based User Interfaces for Older Adults, 2010

Tags:

Elderly, Hardware, Price, Product, Support.

G18 – Display size may be intimidating.

Standard

Guideline:

Display size may be intimidating.

Guideline Description:

The use of large displays allows a better presenting of the contents  although sometimes a large display size may be intimidating. The use of  a smaller display may be less intimidating.

Example:

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The display size may be intimidating in a doctor’s office.

Illustration adapted from Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support

Source:

Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support,2010

Tags:

Accessibility, Comfort, Elderly, Hardware,  Multi-Touch, Testing.

G17 – Consider a tilted or adjustable display, can ease the interface visualization.

Standard

Guideline:

Consider a tilted or adjustable display, can ease the interface visualization.

Guideline Description:

The use of a tilted or adjustable display attenuates the motor and visual impairments of the older adults.

 Example:

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An example of use of a tilted display by an older user.

Illustration adapted from An Exploratory Study of a Touch-Based Gestural Interface for Elderly

Source:

Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support,2010
Touch Screens for the Older User,2011
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012

Tags:

Accessibility, Comfort, Elderly, Hardware, Multi-touch, Testing, Vision.

G16 – Positioning at the surface is critical, the user should be able easily reach the interface corners.

Standard

Guideline:

Positioning at the surface is critical, the user should to achieve with easiness the interface corners. 

Guideline Description:

The positioning of the user should allow to achieve with easiness the interface corners. Use of a adjustable chair contributes to a comfortable position for interacting throughout the surface.

Example:

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An example of a correct posture of an older adult, using  an adjustable chair during a task.

Illustration adapted from Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support

Source:

Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support,2010
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012

Tags:

Accessibility, Comfort, Elderly, Hardware, Motor, Multi-Touch, Testing.