The ageing process can interfere considerably with the use of mobile devices (e.g., due to changes in vision, attention, and motor control), and designing mobile technology with older adults poses its own challenges. In the absence of a complete methodology for working with older users, researchers and designers are often left to improvise their own methods which can result in co-design relationships being compromised or lead to weak design insights emerging. How can we best adapt or modify existing methods for working with this group? This workshop will bring together researchers who design with older adults to share their experiences and discuss opportunities for adapting existing methods to suit the needs of these users.
Call for papers
Position papers are sought related to topics including, but not limited to:
- The effect and implications of the ageing process on the suitability and efficacy of design methods in mobile HCI;
- Participatory design processes for older adults;
- Techniques for evaluating mobile interfaces for older adults;
- Interdisciplinary perspectives on methods for designing for older adults;
- Design methods for multimodal interaction with older adults (including mobile input and visual interaction);
- Design methods for ubiquitous computing for older adults; and
- Designing novel physical interaction for older adults.
Papers will be included in the MobileHCI 2015 Adjunct Proceedings.
The best paper from this workshop will be eligible for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI) alongside the best papers from other workshops at MobileHCI 2015.
Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, UK
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, UK
Andreas Komninos, University of Strathclyde, UK
Lynne Baillie, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Jo Lumsden, Aston University, UK
Lilit Hakobyan, Aston University, UK
**** Submission deadline: 17th May 2015 ****
Notifications: 12th June 2015
Workshop date: 24th August 2015
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1XH
emma.nicol AT strath.ac.uk
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