Visualizations for self-reflection on mouse pointer performance for older adults

Jasmine Jones, Steven Hall, Mieke Gentis, Carrie Rennolds, Chitra Gadwal, Amy Hurst, Judah Ronch, Callie Neylan

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Abstract

Aging causes physical and cognitive changes that influence how we interact with the world around us. As personal data becomes increasingly available from a variety of sources, older adults can use this information to better understand these changes and adapt. Our project explores information visualization as a tool to help older adults interpret and understand their own personal data. To test this concept, we created visualizations of a user's pointer performance metrics to help demystify problems in real-world mouse use. In a user study conducted with older adults with a range of computing experience, we learned that visualizations such as these can be a highly engaging information medium for this population. This paper presents our design process and recommendations for creating reflective visualizations for older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Pages287-288
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2012 - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2012Oct 24 2012

Publication series

NameASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period10/22/1210/24/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Jones, J., Hall, S., Gentis, M., Rennolds, C., Gadwal, C., Hurst, A., Ronch, J., & Neylan, C. (2012). Visualizations for self-reflection on mouse pointer performance for older adults. In ASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 287-288). (ASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). https://doi.org/10.1145/2384916.2384996