Culture and user-interface design for older users in Malaysia

Hisham, Syariffanor and Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2007) Culture and user-interface design for older users in Malaysia. Gerontechnology: International journal on the fundamental aspects of technology to serve the ageing society, 6 (4). pp. 217-223. ISSN 1569-1101

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The implications of age-related changes in perceptual, cognitive and psycho-motor abilities for older users’ computer interaction are well-documented. Although studies in Age Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI) show that semantic memory is unaffected by ageing, many researches in the area of computing and older users only emphasize working memory capabilities. Cultural norms and knowledge learned from living in a specific environment tend to remain as people get older. Culture norms also have a significant impact on users’ acceptance and performance with computer technology. To demonstrate such impact, this paper reviews listening and speaking modes using a Malaysian scenario.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing, Older adults, Memory, Culture, User-interface design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Interactive Media
Depositing User: Syariffanor Hisham
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2023 10:08
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