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Effects of culture and age on attitudes to mobile technology

Abd Malik, Sofianiza (2012) Effects of culture and age on attitudes to mobile technology. In: International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences (ICCIS 2012), 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Abstract

Use of mobile technology is becoming a necessary part of everyday life – and not just in the developed world. Exclusion – for any reason – is a serious disadvantage and one group who face exclusion is older people. This research looked into reasons why older people in a developed country (the UK) and a developing country (Malaysia) might be excluded. The project first tackled the problem of how to elicit information from these people, applying talking methods, with and without personas. The results were probed more deeply and verified through a card-sorting study and a questionnaire. A number of problems common among all the participants were found. In addition there were some culture-related differences between the countries, although they were small.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: older people, methods, persona, culture, mobile phone
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Dr Sofianiza Abd Malik
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 07:52
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 07:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24996

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