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Designing intrinsically motivating user interfaces for the ageing population

Goldhaber, TS and Langdon, PM and Clarkson, PJ (2013) Designing intrinsically motivating user interfaces for the ageing population. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 68-77..

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Abstract

Older people often find it difficult to learn to use new technology. Although they may want to adopt it, they can find the learning process challenging and frustrating and subsequently lose motivation. This paper looks at how psychological theories of intrinsic motivation could be applied to make the ICT learning process more engaging for older users and describes an experiment set up to test the applicability of these theories to user interface (UI) design. The results of the experiment confirmed that intrinsic motivation theory is a valid lens through which to look at current ICT design and also uncovered significant gender differences in reaction to different kinds of learning tasks. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing population gender intrinsic motivation UI design
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:18
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39191-0_8