Sociable TV: exploring user-led interaction design for older adults

Mark Rice, Norman Alm

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    The adoption of digital television (DTV) could be particularly attractive for older people if appropriately designed. This paper explores the development of a novel interaction design approach specifically to support people who are reluctant or have difficulty using desktop technologies. Using a simplified remote control, four different navigational layouts were tested and evaluated with older users, primarily to assess their ease of use. The results presented indicate promising new directions in the development of visualization and navigation metaphors and concepts within the context of user-led activities on DTV for older adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInteractive TV: a Shared Experience
    Subtitle of host publication5th European Conference, EuroITV 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 24-25, 2007. Proceedings
    EditorsPablo Cesar, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Jens F. Jensen
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783540725596
    ISBN (Print)9783540725589
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event5th European Conference on Interactive Television - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 24 May 200725 May 2007

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conference5th European Conference on Interactive Television
    Abbreviated titleEuroITV 2007
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