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Attitudes towards Attention and Aging:

Jenkins, Amy, Eslambolchilar, Parisa ORCID:, Lindsay, Stephen, Hare, Monika, Thornton, Ian M and Tales, Andrea 2016. Attitudes towards Attention and Aging:. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction 8 (2) , p. 47. 10.4018/IJMHCI.2016040103

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Errors in interaction with digital devices are typically blamed on human factors such as poor attention. However, the influence of attention upon the quality of human-device interaction is commonly overlooked in product design. Developers rely on feedback through user centred design, but do developers, typically younger adults, understand what an older user means, or experiences, in terms of “attention” and appreciate that fundamental conceptual and experiential differences may exist? The authors examine differences between older and younger adults' concepts of attention in relation to mobile-device use to inform future development. Two participant groups consisted of 11 younger adults (18-30 years) and 12 older adults (65+ years). Qualitative analyses revealed three themes ‘personal understanding of attention', ‘attention is dependent on...', and ‘impact of ageing'

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: IGI Global
ISSN: 1942 390X
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 07:10

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