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    Towards a List of Heuristics to Evaluate Smartphone Apps Targeted at Older Adults: A Study with Apps that Aim at Promoting Health and Well-being


    Silva, Paula Alexandra and Holden, Kelly and Jordan, Philipp (2015) Towards a List of Heuristics to Evaluate Smartphone Apps Targeted at Older Adults: A Study with Apps that Aim at Promoting Health and Well-being. Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 48. pp. 3237-3246. ISSN 1530-1605

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a list of heuristics to evaluate smartphone apps for older adults. It further verifies the usefulness of the proposed list through a study performed with two groups of five expert evaluators, who inspected two popular health and fitness smartphone apps – Nike+ and Runkeeper –through heuristic evaluation. Additionally, the evaluators completed a post-evaluation survey to provide feedback to the researchers about the usefulness, strengths and gaps of the heuristics list. The results of the heuristic evaluations and postquestionnaires demonstrate both a comprehensive application of the heuristics as well as an overall positive assessment of their quality and potential to identify usability issues of smartphone apps targeted at older adults.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published paper which is available at DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2015.390
    Keywords: Heuristics; Smartphones; Older adults; Seniors; Evaluation; Heuristics evaluation; Guidelines; Mobile applications; HCI;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6029
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.390
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 15:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
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