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ERIC Number: EJ719802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Interaction Devices and Web Design for Novice Older Users
Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick; Hsu, Jia-Wen
Educational Gerontology, v31 n1 p19-40 Jan 2005
This study investigated the effects of interaction devices on the Internet performance of novice older users, and ways to provide appropriate voice assistance to enhance browsing and searching performance of such users. Three experiments were designed and conducted to test three hypotheses. The results indicated that touch screen and handwriting recognition are better than mouse and keyboard in browsing time in the third trial. Touch screen was also found to be better in terms of performance time for keyword search tasks than mouse and voice input in the second trial, and is better in terms of user error for keyword search tasks than mouse and voice input in the first trial. Learning effects were found for using touch screen and handwriting recognition, and mouse and keyboard for browsing and searching tasks. Furthermore, voice-menu assistance was associated with higher satisfaction for browsing tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan