Conference Proceeding Article
We present CoFaçade, a novel approach to helping elders reach their goals with IT products by working collaboratively with helpers. In this approach, the elder uses an interface with a small number of triggers, where each trigger is a single button (or card) that can execute a procedure. The helper uses a customization interface to link triggers to procedures that accomplish frequently-recurring high-level goals with IT products. Customization can be done either locally or remotely. We conducted an experiment to compare the CoFaçade approach with a baseline approach where helpers taught elders to perform IT tasks. Our results showed that CoFaçade can reduce helpers’ time and effort, reduce elders’ frustration, and improve elders’ success rate in completing IT tasks.
Silver Computing, Accessibility design, CoFaçade, Collaboration
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Social Sciences and Computing Systems
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)
City or Country
New York, NY, USA
ZHAO, Jason Chen; DAVIS, Richard Christopher; FOONG, Pin Sym; and ZHAO, Shengdong.
CoFaçade: A Customizable Assistive Approach for Elders and Their Helpers. (2015). Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). 1583-1592. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/2966
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