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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

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.

Lin, Yu
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: 20 Dec 2021 23:30
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/809

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