G78 – Use male voices for delivering auditory information.

Standard

Guideline:

Use male voices for delivering auditory information.

Guideline Description:

Older adults have in general some limitations in hearing of high frequency sounds. Women and children have a higher pitched voice, and for this reason should not be used for delivering  auditory information. Male voices are most appropriate to this end.

Example:

exemplo G78
An example of an application with option of the use of a female and male voice. In the case of older users, the male voice is preferable.

Source:

Healthcare TV Based User Interfaces for Older Adults, 2010
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012

Tags:
Audio, Communication,Elderly, Information, Voice.

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G66 – Remove unnecessary information from the interface.

Standard

Guideline:

Remove unnecessary information from the interface.

Guideline Description:

Only essential information should be displayed in the user interface. Irrelevant elements not only may distracting older adults but also may cause forgetfulness of the task proposed.

Example:

exemplo G66

An example of an application without irrelevant information.

Source:

Healthcare TV Based User Interfaces for Older Adults, 2010
Designing touch-based interfaces for the elderly,2010
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012
Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project,2012

Tags:

Content, Elderly, Information, Layout.

G65 – Concentrate information on the center of the screen.

Standard

Guideline:

Concentrate information on the center of the screen.

Guideline Description:

Reducing od peripheral vision is common in the older adults, this impairment may affect  the viewing of  some details in the sides in the screen.  So, information should be concentrate near of the center of the screen.

Example:

exemplo G65

Identification of the center of the screen ( red color) in a user interface as best place to displaying content.

Source: 

Healthcare TV Based User Interfaces for Older Adults, 2010
Designing touch-based interfaces for the elderly,2010
Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project,2012

Tags:

Content, Design, Elderly, Information, Layout,  Screen.