Towards Your Parents' Social Network Platform – A User Interface for the Age of Retirement

Creators: Boll, Friederike and Brune, Philipp and Gewald, Heiko
Title: Towards Your Parents' Social Network Platform – A User Interface for the Age of Retirement
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)
Event Location: Waikoloa
Projects: CROSS, FISnet
Date: 2017
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract: Most developed countries face an aging population, leading to various challenges due to this demographic change. On average, people turn from working life to retirement at the age of 65. Related changes in their social environment threat their health, i.e. due to per-ceived social exclusion. Online Social Networks (OSN) may help them to overcome this problem. However, usability issues due to user interfaces (UI) perceived as inconsistent and confusing among other reasons prevent their adoption by the elderly so far. While UI design for elderly people has been discussed in the literature, few results exist on the 'younger' transition agers between 55-75. Therefore, in the present paper an approach for the design of UI for OSN specific for transition agers is presented and evaluated in a quali-tative study. The results indicate that with specific, but not extraordinary UI adjustments, OSN could be made easily usable and more attractive for them.
Citation:

Boll, Friederike and Brune, Philipp and Gewald, Heiko (2017) Towards Your Parents' Social Network Platform – A User Interface for the Age of Retirement. In: Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa.

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item