G112 – Avoid note taking or scribble functions.

Standard

Guideline:
Avoid note taking or scribble functions.

Guideline Description:

The use of note taking or scribble functions should be avoid. This technique reduces the legibility.

Example

example g112Example of an application using handwriting.

Source:

Designing touch-based interfaces for the elderly,2010

Tags:

Design, Elderly, Layout, Legibility, Multi-Touch

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G107 – The text should be double spacing between the lines.

Standard

Guideline:

The text  should be double spacing between the lines.

Guideline Description:

The ideal text spacing for older adults in body text is double-spaced; this format increases the readability and legibility.

Example:

example g107_

This example shows the use of double-spaced text.

Source:

Designing touch-based interfaces for the elderly,2010

Tags:

Design, Elderly, Layout, Legibility, Reading, Text, Vision.

G8 – Ensure the user can easily make interface elements larger (adjustable).

Standard

Guideline:

Ensure the user can easily make interface elements larger (adjustable).

Guideline Description:

The use of large interface elements or through a mechanism that aims to adjust the size of interface elements according to the user preferences,  eases the readability and understanding  of the user  interface, especially for users with some visual impairments.

Example:

example_g8 - Cópia

This example shows an user increasing the size of the interface elements.

Source:

Tabletop Sharing of Digital Photographs for the Elderly,2006
Touch Screens for the Older User,2011
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012

Tags:

Accessibility, Adaptability, Elderly, Large-elements, Layout, Legibility, Learnability, Reading, Understanding, Vision, Target Design.