CSNano Seminar Series 6 : Prof. Dr. Hend S. Al-Khalifa

Seminar Title :
“Design and Development of an Arabic Interface for Touch-based Mobile Phones for Elderly People”
Date : 14 January 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Venue : CSNano Meeting Room,
Centre for Sustainable Nanomaterials (CSNano),
Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific & Industrial Research (ISI-SIR),
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai

Hend S. Al-Khalifa, PhD
Professor
Information Technology Department
CCIS, King Saud University
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Website: http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/hend.alkhalifa/
Research Group: http://iwan.ksu.edu.sa


“Design and Development of an Arabic Interface for Touch-based Mobile Phones for Elderly People”

Mobile phones are becoming a great necessity for elderly people; the features they provide, supported by rich functionality made them one of the indispensable gadgets used in their daily life. However, as mobile phones get more advanced and their interfaces become more complicated, new design recommendations and guidelines need to be developed to serve the elderly needs.
In this project we distilled guidelines and design recommendations targeting elderly users’ needs. Then, we used these guidelines to implement a prototype user interface that takes Arab elderly requirements into considerations. We then evaluated the developed interface with a set of Arab elderly people to determine its appropriateness for the target audience.

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