Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI 2011)

Modeling Users for Adaptive Semantics Visualizations (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract The automatic adaptation of information visualization systems to the requirements of users plays a key-role in today’s research. Different approaches from both disciplines try to face this phenomenon. The modeling of user is an essential part of a user-centered adaptation of visualization. In this paper we introduce a new approach for modeling users especially […]

An Investigation of a Personas-Based Model Assessment for Experiencing User-Centred Design (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract User-centred design (UCD) has been widely used to solve those failure products that are not proper designed for target users. Although UCD techniques are varies, some similar drawbacks were found as it requires complex skills to manipulate and it is time consuming as well as costly. Big enterprises have no problem with carrying out […]

Numerical Analysis of Geometrical Features of 3D Biological Objects, for Three-Dimensional Biometric and Anthropometric Database (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract This article presents application of modal analysis for the computation of data base of biological objects set and extraction of three dimensional geometrical features. Traditional anthropometric database contains information only about some characteristic points recorded as linear or angular dimensions. The current face recognition systems are also based on the two-dimensional information. Such biometric […]

Designing Interactive Pill Reminders for Older Adults: A Formative Study (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract Introduction: The real challenge for information technologies is not content or curriculum development, but the development of interactive mechanisms by which to make information individually relevant, timely, and, tailored to promote information sharing. At first, this article reviews common technological approaches accessible to elderly that are intended to increase adherence to medication. Then, in […]

Older User Errors in Handheld Touchscreen Devices: To What Extent Is Prediction Possible? (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract Touchscreen technology has been shown to offer advantages to older and novice users of digital products, through the relative ease of learning the interaction mechanisms and flexibility of the interface to provide explicit and contextual labelling enabling task sequences to be executed. Interaction problems caused by age related changes in sensory perception, cognition and […]

Affective Technology for Older Adults: Does Fun Technology Affect Older Adults and Change Their Lives? (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract Our daily lives are supported by various technologies. Generally said, however, older adults cannot benefit from technologies due to difficulties with use of them. As some difficulties seem to be related with the fact that older adults require more time to get used to a new thing, and it is suggested that affectiveness may […]

Muntermacher – "Think and Move" Interface and Interaction Design of a Motion-Based Serious Game for the Generation Plus (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract This paper presents a holistic approach to design a media system based on a new user interface and interaction device aimed to motivate seniors of the generation plus enhancing their daily physical activity. As a result of the newly designed game, the senior finds himself within a colorful world of a game in which […]

Preliminary Framework for Studying Self-reported Data in Electronic Medical Records within a Continuing Care Retirement Community (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract This paper serves as a preliminary framework design for studying data that is reported by patient’s living within a retirement community and how this impacts the quality of care that is received when using a telemonitoring device. It reviews concepts that are involved in usage of this type of technology and presents some initial […]

Using Motion-Sensing Remote Controls with Older Adults (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract This paper examines how motion sensitive remote control devices can improve the usability of television sets for older adults. It investigates the use of a pointing remote control where the actions are read and selected on the TV screen by a group of users between 65-85 years old. It was seen that the test […]

Design Lessons for Older Adult Personal Health Records Software from Older Adults (Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

Abstract Online Personal Health Records (PHR) software has the potential to provide older adults with tools to better manage several aspects of their health, including their use of medications. In spite of this potential, we still know little about how to make PHRs accessible for older adults. We also know little about how to design […]