HCI: Design Guidelines of Mobile Device Games for the Elderly

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title HCI: Design Guidelines of Mobile Device Games for the Elderly
Author(s) Chilufya, Emma Mainza
Date 2014
English abstract
Design guidelines are an essential part of human computer interac- tion, for they provide an outlines of the requirements and needs of a user on how best to interact with technology devices. Our research project focuses on understanding how the elderly interact with cur- rent technologies (mobile devices and digital games) and how they can benefit from mobile digital games. The goal is to come up with interface design guidelines to be used by developers when designing mobile games for the elderly. The identification of the guidelines is carried out through a literature survey that includes a literature search based on outlined keywords, and a literature review of the selected research. The evaluation process of the guidelines involves user testing of a prototype based on some of the identified guidelines. Even with minor setbacks, the evaluation process indicates that the guidelines are beneficial for the development of mobile games for the elderly.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Teknik och samhälle
Pages 56
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) mobile devices
design guidelines
digital games
cognition
Elderly People
interface
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