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Guidelines for designing web pages with the focus on Seniors

Strömberg, Magdalena and Llanos Campo, Maria Luisa (2006)
Department of Informatics
Abstract
The Internet is a large used technology and seniors, like everyone else, want to take part in the experience of navigate the Web. Many guidelines about how to develop usable web pages exist, but not many of them are focused on seniors. This paper aims to issue guidelines for developing web pages intended to be used by seniors, based upon the results of the observations of seniors and younger adults while browsing the Web carried out by the authors. The findings point out that the seniors think the same way as younger adults but it takes them longer to performance, and since many times they lack the knowledge of the models of this technology they benefit more from usable pages than the rest of users. The paper also presents the guidelines... (More)
The Internet is a large used technology and seniors, like everyone else, want to take part in the experience of navigate the Web. Many guidelines about how to develop usable web pages exist, but not many of them are focused on seniors. This paper aims to issue guidelines for developing web pages intended to be used by seniors, based upon the results of the observations of seniors and younger adults while browsing the Web carried out by the authors. The findings point out that the seniors think the same way as younger adults but it takes them longer to performance, and since many times they lack the knowledge of the models of this technology they benefit more from usable pages than the rest of users. The paper also presents the guidelines the authors had come up with. (Less)
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author
Strömberg, Magdalena and Llanos Campo, Maria Luisa
supervisor
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year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Guidelines, seniors, usability and web pages, Informatics, systems theory, Informatik, systemteori
language
English
id
1335092
date added to LUP
2006-06-28
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2010-08-03 10:49:21
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  abstract     = {The Internet is a large used technology and seniors, like everyone else, want to take part in the experience of navigate the Web. Many guidelines about how to develop usable web pages exist, but not many of them are focused on seniors. This paper aims to issue guidelines for developing web pages intended to be used by seniors, based upon the results of the observations of seniors and younger adults while browsing the Web carried out by the authors. The findings point out that the seniors think the same way as younger adults but it takes them longer to performance, and since many times they lack the knowledge of the models of this technology they benefit more from usable pages than the rest of users. The paper also presents the guidelines the authors had come up with.},
  author       = {Strömberg, Magdalena and Llanos Campo, Maria Luisa},
  keyword      = {Guidelines,seniors,usability and web pages,Informatics, systems theory,Informatik, systemteori},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Guidelines for designing web pages with the focus on Seniors},
  year         = {2006},
}