RACE: Towards Exploring the Design Dimensions of a Route Assisting and Communicating System for Elderly

This paper explores the usability requirements of a navigation system for older adults by identifying the key usability and ergonomic problems in existing navigation systems and proposing a set of new guidelines for designing such systems. We also discuss the design of a new Route Assisting and Communication system for Elderly (RACE) in which design guidelines are incorporated. Our results are primarily obtained from a series of usability evaluations undertaken with the elderly. This paper also identifies a number of advance features that a routing system should have for satisfying older adults on road. We Suggest design implications for navigation systems based on our research and Jay the path for future work.

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Universal Access In Human-Computer Interaction: Addressing Diversity, Pt I, Proceedings, 5614, 288-296
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5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction held at the HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, Jul 19-24, 2009
New York, Ms Ingrid Cunningham, 175 Fifth Ave, New York, Ny 10010 Usa, Springer-Verlag

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