2014 Workshop Schedule

Mobile HCI 2014 – Toronto

 Re-imagining commonly used mobile interfaces for older adults

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Overview of the workshop

Many countries have an increasingly ageing population. In recent years, mobile technologies have had a massive impact on social and working life. As the older adult population rises, many people will want to continue professional, social and lifestyle usage of mobiles into their 70s and beyond. Mobiles support community involvement and personal independence, but the ageing process can interfere considerably with their usage, e.g. through changes in vision, attention, and motor control. This workshop will bring together researchers who are re-imagining the mobile interfaces so that they are more suited for use by older adults.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Jutta Trevarinus Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), Toronto will join us to deliver a Keynote address at the workshop.

Presentations and related discussions will center around 8 accepted position papers covering the following topics:

  • Multimodal interaction with older adults
  • Mobile input and visual interaction with older adults
  • Older adults and ubiquitous computing
  • Participatory design process for older adults
  • Mobile interface evaluation with older adults
  • Novel physical interaction for older adults
  • The effect and implications for mobile design of the ageing process
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on mobile design for older adults

The aim of the workshop is to bring together key researchers in the area of mobile interfaces and to generate a rich discussion around the need (or not!) to re-imagine commonly used mobile interfaces for older adults.


9:00 Registration
9:15 Welcome and Overview
9:20 Do we need to Re-Imagine Commonly Used Interfaces for Older Adults?Mark Dunlop. University of Strathclyde
9:30 Introductions      (1 minute max per person, no slides)
9:45 Keynote
Jutta Trevarinus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), Toronto
SESSION 1 User Centered Design with Older Adults
11:00 Talk 1: Participatory Design with Older Adults for Healthcare Apps
Lilit Hakobyan, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
11:15 Talk 2: Investigating Mobile Text Entry for Older Adults
Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, UK.
11:30 Talk 3: Providing Older Adults with Real Time Passenger Information via SMS
Paul Gault, University of Aberdeen, UK.
11:45 Talk 4: Rememo: Designing a Multimodal Mobile Reminder App with and for Older Adults
Marilyn Lennon, University of Strathclyde, UK.
13:00 ACTIVITY: Why do we need to Re-imagine Commonly Interfaces for Older Adults?
SESSION 2 Interaction Techniques
14:00 Talk 5: Hitting Authentication on the Nose: Using the Nose for Input to Smartphone Security
Ann-Marie Horcher, Nova Southeastern University, Florida.
14:15 Talk 6: Applying a Software Telecare Prototype in a Real Old People’s Home
Faber D Giraldo, University of Quindio, Columbia
14:30 Talk 7: The Value of the Life Course Ageing Perspective for the Design of Mobile Technology
Foong Pin Sym, NUC HIC Lab, Singapore
14:45 Discussion
15:15 ACTIVITY: How can we Re-imagine Commonly Interfaces for Older Adults?
16:00 Outputs and How do we move forward
16:15 Close and tour of OCADA
18:00 Workshop Dinner