User-centered design for elderly mobile phone users

Ong, Pep Mui (2014) User-centered design for elderly mobile phone users. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Over the past few years, various studies have shown an increase in the usage of Short Message Service (SMS) by elderly. SMS is a fast growing segment and technology companies are taking advantage of this group of users. SMS is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, especially old generations who rarely use other chatting applications and emails. Furthermore, SMS is cheaper if compared to making a call to others by using telecommunication services. There are many chatting applications available for people to co nnect with each other such as WhatsApp, LINE and WeChat. Most of the applications are developed for young or literate people and the chatting applications require Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connection to communicate among themselves. However, Wi-Fi may not be available for certain areas. Therefore, an alternative to communicate with others is through the mobile SMS application by using telecommunication services. The current SMS input keys are too small and the elderly may find it difficult to select the exact number or words they want. Speech recognition is one of the useful functionalities which can translate the human-spoken words into texts without typing and has been applied in other applications such as Google Voice Search Engine. In this project, the developer focuses on developing a user-centered design mobile application for the smartphone which can be used by the youth and elderly people.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Short Message Service (SMS), Google Voice Search Engine, Elderly people.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 03:07
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2022 03:07

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