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OLDER ADULTS' USE OF COMPUTERS: A SURVEY

OLDER ADULTS' USE OF COMPUTERS: A SURVEY,Joy Goodman,Audrey Syme,Roos Eisma

OLDER ADULTS' USE OF COMPUTERS: A SURVEY   (Citations: 17)
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Older people are an important and growing sector of the population, of whom the numbers who use computers are increasing rapidly. Yet their requirements are not often considered in the design of computer systems and software, and as a result they often find them difficult to use. In order to include them effectively, it is first necessary to find out more about how this population interacts with computers. As a first step towards this, we carried out a questionnaire and interview survey with 353 participants over the age of 50, including questions on computer use and ownership. This paper discusses the implications of some of the results for design and marketing, in particular the importance of simplicity and an application's perceived usefulness.
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    • ...A investigayao tern demonstrado que 0 envelhecimento nao constitui, por si so, urn impedimento para a utilizayao do computador ou da Intemet[15], [16], [17]...

    Isaura Ribeiro. Older people and e-government in Portugal

    • ...Terminology, navigation, and organization vary between sites and even change over time, posing an even greater barrier to seniors [12]...

    Nicholas Shimet al. TableTalk Poker: an online social gaming environment for seniors

    • ...Some results from this survey were previously published in the study of Goodman et al. [16], which focuses on the relationship between the use of different kinds of technology, rather than looking at the results on computer and Internet use, and the study of Goodman et al. [17], which briefly reports some of the results on computer use and activities that are covered in this paper but only briefly...
    • ...Fig. 4 Use of some common computer applications (results from Scottish survey) (based on graph in Goodman et al. [17]) 52 Univ Access Inf Soc (2007) 6:43–57...
    • ...In order to learn more about effective ways of introducing older people to computers, the Scottish survey also asked respondents how they learnt to use a computer [17]...

    Anne Morriset al. Internet use and non-use: views of older users

    • ...[22]) held for our sample and also which devices and services were liked already and thus desirable to augment or emulate in further research...

    Shaun W. Lawsonet al. Design of Interactive Technology for Ageing-In-Place

    • ...These findings lend support to previous research, which has shown that patients are willing and motivated users of information technology and, contrary to stereotypical beliefs, older adults are also interested in and capable of using such technology [25, 49]...

    N. Kearneyet al. Utilising handheld computers to monitor and support patients receiving...

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