A field experiment on capabilities involved in mobile navigation task

Qingchuan Li, Yan Luximon

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Abstract

An increasing usage of mobile technologies has been seen among diverse age groups of users in recent years. The limited screen size and multiple interaction styles inevitably produce much more workload on mobile technologies use; thus it is necessary to investigate the possible capabilities involved in mobile navigation tasks. The particular interests of this study are the cognitive capabilities, namely spatial ability, short-term memory and processing speed and attention, as well as the visual abilities including vision acuity and visual perception of digital screens. Fifteen participants who covered a wide age range attended in this field experiment to complete several navigation tasks with three levels of complexity using an experimental mobile application. The results suggest that the capability of processing speed and attention is more important than the other capabilities for navigation performance and subjective preference. Specifically, the capability of processing speed and attention is significantly correlated with user characteristics, including age, education experience, and technology experience. The results can help designers to address the major capabilities involved in mobile navigation tasks to make relevant allowance to include more possible users, such as elderly people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationApplications, Services and Contexts - Third International Conference, ITAP 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages68-78
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319585352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10298
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period9/07/1714/07/17

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Capability
  • Mobile technology
  • Navigation task
  • User characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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