Human Cognitive Measurement as a Metric within Usability Studies

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    Abstract

    There has been a growing interest in the impact that age and online abilities can have on an individual's experience of using the Internet. However, the reliance on these factors has not shown to be entirely conclusive. The current paper develops previous work in this area by using cognitive factors as a method to further analyse user experience. In an experiment, a comparison was drawn between older and younger adults examining Internet experience and multiple cognitive abilities. Overall, the results show that cognitive factors can be used to account for a substantial amount of disorientation felt by users and that these factors can be used to improve the understanding of reasons surrounding web usability. It is also shown that previous Internet experience and confidence differentially effect older and younger adults' feelings of disorientation, with increased confidence resulting in higher disorientation in younger adults but not older adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '13
    Subtitle of host publicationCHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages2677-2682
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781450319522
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventCHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Paris, France
    Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
    http://chi2013.acm.org/

    Conference

    ConferenceCHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period27/04/132/05/13
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