Study of user interface for browsing web contents that considers the cognitive features of older users

Masahiro Watanabe, Shunichi Yonemura, Ryo Hashimoto, Yoko Asano

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Abstract

Web accessibility for old users has become a serious issue, especially in Japan. The problems involve cognitive as well as physical characteristics. Cognitive problems are well-handled by the metaphor approach, especially for older users when Web browsing. In order to investigate the impact of his approach, we conducted experiments with 11 old subjects and 10 young subjects. They were asked to search for a target in a Web site via the book metaphor interface and with a common Web browser interface. Although there were no differences in the task success rates or the task completion time between the two interfaces, there was a difference in the browsing time per Web page. The results of a questionnaire show that many old users prefer the metaphor interface. With the book interface, they selected the strategy of look and click because it lessens the demands placed on working memory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Methods, Tools and Practice - First International Conference, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages60-67
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 25
Event1st International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability: Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 92011 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6770 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability: Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/7/911/7/14

Keywords

  • Web
  • accessibility
  • book metaphor
  • older user
  • usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Watanabe, M., Yonemura, S., Hashimoto, R., & Asano, Y. (2011). Study of user interface for browsing web contents that considers the cognitive features of older users. In Design, User Experience and Usability: Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice - First International Conference, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 60-67). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6770 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21708-1_8