SUPPORTING THE DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR SENIORS
In general, the user interface of multifunctional devices has not been designed with seniors in mind. Consequently, it is usually difficult for them to use these devices. This research project investigates how training interfaces for multifunctional devices, such as mobile phones, can be designed to support their daily use by seniors. Starting from findings about age-related changes, a preliminary interview study with 20 senior users of mobile phones was conducted. Furthermore, the participants are observed while handling their mobile phone. The results give a first insight in first contact with and usage of mobile phones. Finally, conclusions for an appropriate training application and further research are derived.