Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 23, Pages: 1-6
Mahmood Ashraf1 , Sehrish Majeed1 , Thabit Sabbah2 , Mohammad Abrar3 and Furkh Zeshan4
1 Department of Computer Science, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad, Pakistan; [email protected], [email protected]
2 Al-Quds Open University Ramallah, Palestine Palestinian Territory, Occupied; [email protected]
3 Department of Computer Science, Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, KP, Pakistan; [email protected]
4 Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Objectives: This effort is part of research work that aims to propose common guidelines of mobile phone usability for younger and older adults. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: This study provides the comparative analysis of mobile phone usability for younger and older adults. The data was collected from 30 users through questionnaire method; in which 15 were younger adults while remaining 15 were older adults. Simple mobile phone was used in this user study because of their popularity and usage in Pakistan. Findings: Few interaction problems of both age groups have been identified in this study which may lead to proposing guidelines onwards. Application/Improvement: The proposed guidelines based on this research can tackle the usability issue, which arises while designing mobile phones because users have to access various functionalities through small interface. It will help to improve the user experience in younger and older adults.
Keywords: Mobile Phone Usaility, Older Adults Mobile Phone Usage, Usability Components, Younger Adults Mobile Phone Usage,
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