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    Fostering Wellness of Older Adults while Performing Usability Testing


    Nunes, Francisco and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2010) Fostering Wellness of Older Adults while Performing Usability Testing. In: HCI2010 : British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 6th - 10th September 2010, Dundee.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents part of the research result from the project eCAALYX – Enhanced Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experiment in which the authors were responsible for the design and evaluation of a TV-based user interface for older adults with chronic conditions. The curiosity to understand the impact of performing usability testing had in older adults led the authors to evaluate the feelings of happiness and fatigue before and after usability testing. This evaluation was conducted five times in a set of eight usability tests performed over thirteen weeks. Results show that these two feelings improved in the usability tests. In this paper, the authors develop an understanding of what may justify this improved self-sense of happiness and fatigue; following principles that favor older adults wellness during usability testing may be the main reason for these results.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Wellness; Older Adults; Usability Testing; eCAALYX; Enhanced Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experiment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6049
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 15:53
    Refereed: Yes
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