Older people's preferences for mobile phone features

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAENG Transactions on Engineering Sciences - Special Issue of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2013 and World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
Publishershers
Pages287-293
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Conference

TitleInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2013 under the World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
PlaceUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3 - 5 July 2013

Abstract

Mobile phones can provide many benefits for older people and improve their quality of life. Most of the mobile phones today integrate multiple features, such as calling, calendar, alarm, music player, and Internet. However, it is not known mobile phone feature preferences among old age users and whether these features meet their needs. This study aims to explore the mobile phone usage behavior and features preferences among older people in Hong Kong. Focus group discussion and questionnaire survey were used to collect data and a Thurstone scale was developed for presenting the priorities of mobile phone features. It was found that elderly users preferred basic functions than advanced functions. Calling, phonebook, clock, emergency button, alarm, camera, calculator, and short message cervices were most important features for older mobile phone users. The results of this study can facilitate the design of mobile phones for the elderly. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

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Older people's preferences for mobile phone features. / Chen, K.; Chan, A. H S; Tsang, S. N H.

IAENG Transactions on Engineering Sciences - Special Issue of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2013 and World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013. shers, 2014. p. 287-293.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)