G56 – Reduce the demand on working memory by and supporting recognition rather than recall provide fewer choices to the user.

Standard

Guideline:

Reduce the demand on working memory by supporting recognition rather than recall and provide fewer choices to the user.

Guideline Description:

In general, normal aging process declines working-memory, due to this factor it is important designing for recognition than recall, in order to reducing these identified limitations. Presenting similar contents in the same way is recommend in the design of the user interface, for example in the menus.

Example:

example g56

Similar appearance in the menus promotes  recognition rather than recall.

Illustration adapted from Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project

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:

Accessibility, Cognitive, Elderly, Interaction, Memory, Recognition,  User Experience.

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