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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Mobile Phone Usability Evaluation for Older Adults

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Author Muhammad Ali Khan, Mahmood Ashraf
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 61-66
Volume No. 8
Issue No. 3
Issue Date April 1, 2017
Publishing Date April 1, 2017
Keywords Mobile phone, usability guidelines, older adults.


Abstract

Mobile technology is the most admired communication technology for older and young adults in the world. Older adults face various barriers and challenges when it comes to adopting new technologies. The study is experimental and observational. The main objectives of this study were to investigate the purpose of mobile phone usage by older adults, problems they have faced and their requirements regarding mobile phone. There were 30 participants involved in this study. During study it seems that there were so many differences between educated and less educated older adults. The study focused on hardware base problems and those were size/shape, weight, buttons, font size on buttons, screen/ display, color, call speaker problems. The assumptions have also been analyzed. The reasons and their solutions to get rid of uncertain conditions have also been made in this study.
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