Mobile technologies have the potential to enhance the lives of ageing users, especially those who experience a decline in cognitive abilities. However, diminutive devices often perplex the aged and many HCI problems exist. This research ultimately aims to develop a mobile reminiscent application for ageing users entitled Memory Lane. This application will use artificial intelligent techniques to compose and convey excerpts from a lifetime’s memories to the user in a multimodal storytelling format. The proposed deployment platform for MemoryLane is a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The initial stage of this research, a HCI pilot study was recently conducted with a sample of ageing users, the study aimed to investigate the usability of a PDA. This paper documents the methodologies employed in this pilot study and its subsequent results. The next stages of the research are also identified and discussed.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Editors||D Ramduny-Ellis, D Rachovides|
|Place of Publication||Swinton, England|
|Publisher||British Computer Society|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Sep 2007|
|Event||Proc. of the 21st British Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group Conference on People and Computers: HCI...but not as we know it (HCI 2007) - University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England|
Duration: 3 Sep 2007 → …
|Conference||Proc. of the 21st British Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group Conference on People and Computers: HCI...but not as we know it (HCI 2007)|
|Period||3/09/07 → …|
McCarthy, S., Sayers, HM., & McKevitt, P. (2007). Investigating the usability of PDAs with ageing users. In D. Ramduny-Ellis, & D. Rachovides (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (Vol. 2, pp. 67-70). Swinton, England: British Computer Society.