Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2015

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Silver Computing, Accessibility design, CoFaçade, Collaboration

Discipline

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Social Sciences and Computing Systems

Publication

Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)

First Page

1583

Last Page

1592

ISBN

9781450331456

Identifier

10.1145/2702123.2702588

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York, NY, USA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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