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Personalization and Agency of Digital Immigrants in China

Lin, Yu (2016) Personalization and Agency of Digital Immigrants in China. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Lin, Yu
Abstract:

This major research project explored how the design of traditional Internet browsers, which pose increasing interaction constraints to older adults with increasing age, could be stretched to create a more inclusively designed browser to meet their requirements. Specifically, design of the home page of an inclusive browser (given the name ‘iBrowser’) was carried out through a participatory process involving five older adults living in China as a first step towards future development of the full browser. Through two rounds of user-centred design, the effect of adding a personalization feature to the home page was examined. The ability to personalize the home page was found to provide a sense of agency to the older adult Chinese users, which they found welcoming. A new user interface design style (given the name ‘Literal Cards User Interface’) was developed, which could be useful to all users with compromised visual, dexterity and cognitive interaction abilities.

Contributors:
ContributionNameEmail
AuthorLin, Yuyl14km@student.ocadu.ca
Date: 11 May 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: HCI, web browser, home page, older Chinese adults, inclusive design, Literal Cards User Interface, personalization, agency
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 19:25
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 19:25
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/809

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