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 publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages60-67
Number of pages8
Volume6770 LNCS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
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
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st 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
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/7/911/7/14

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User interfaces
Interfaces (computer)
Websites
Web browsers
Data storage equipment
Experiments

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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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 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 6770 LNCS, 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

Study of user interface for browsing web contents that considers the cognitive features of older users. / Watanabe, Masahiro; Yonemura, Shunichi; Hashimoto, Ryo; Asano, Yoko.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6770 LNCS PART 2. ed. 2011. p. 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).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 edn, vol. 6770 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 2, vol. 6770 LNCS, pp. 60-67, 1st 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, 11/7/9. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21708-1_8
Watanabe M, Yonemura S, Hashimoto R, Asano Y. Study of user interface for browsing web contents that considers the cognitive features of older users. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 ed. Vol. 6770 LNCS. 2011. p. 60-67. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21708-1_8
Watanabe, Masahiro ; Yonemura, Shunichi ; Hashimoto, Ryo ; Asano, Yoko. / Study of user interface for browsing web contents that considers the cognitive features of older users. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6770 LNCS PART 2. ed. 2011. pp. 60-67 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 2).
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