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Approaches to web search and navigation for older computer novices

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Approaches to web search and navigation for older computer novices
: A proof of concept web search and navigation system was developed for older people for whom the Internet is seen as an alien territory. A joint industry/academia team deployed User Sensitive Inclusive Design principles, focusing on the usability of the interface for this user group. The search and navigation system that was developed was significantly preferred by the user group to that provided by a standard commercial (Internet Service Provider) system; it scored highly for ease of use and the participants reported increased confidence in their ability to master the Internet. Recorded quantitative measures showed fewer task errors. The outcome of the development was a successful "proof of concept" search and navigation system for older novice computer users together with approaches to design and development for those who wish to design for this user group.
Anna Dickinson, Michael J. Smith, John L. Arnott,
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors Anna Dickinson, Michael J. Smith, John L. Arnott, Alan F. Newell, Robin L. Hill
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