Developing a Usable Android Launcher to Help Elderly People in Indonesia Use Smartphones

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Technologies have become an inseparable part of our life. The benefits of technology have impacted every aspect of our daily life: from education, entertainment, transportation to communication. It has become very difficult for most people to go through the day without technology such as computers and cell phones. One example of technology that is very widely used by all kinds of people is smartphones. The number of smartphone users increases every year. Smartphones are not only used by teenagers and adults, but also by kids and elderly people. The use of smartphones is not limited to communication only, but also has extended to social media, online shop and games. Nowadays, elderly people wish to use their smartphones regularly to communicate and socialize with their family and friends. However, using a smartphone is still not an easy thing to do for some elderly people. Using a launcher can assist elderly people and enhance their experience when interacting with smartphones. Android has several launchers that are specially designed for elderly people, such as Big, Necta and Wiser, which can be used in every smartphone type.

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Identification
Category
Document type
Investigación
Bibliographic data
Magazine
The Japanese Journal of Ergonomics
Volume
53
Issue
17
Year
2017
Month
June
Pages
506-510
Language
English
Additional Information
Source
AT Observatory