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Older people and their use of mobile devices: issues, purpose and context

Abd Malik, Sofianiza and Azuddin, Muna and Abdullah, Lili Marziana and Mahmud, Murni (2014) Older people and their use of mobile devices: issues, purpose and context. In: 5th International Conference on Information & Communication Technology for The Muslim World (ICT4M 2014), 17-19 November 2014, Kuching, Sarawak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Today, the use of mobile devices has increased tremendously in all aspects of daily life. It has also provided older people with better means of communication, which allows them to connect with their family and social groups. However, they face challenges in using mobile devices due to their age-related physical limitations and unfamiliarity of various mobile device designs. This preliminary study was conducted to understand the older people’s experiences in using mobile devices and their applications, in which a survey and a discussion had been carried out among the older users. Findings indicated that older people were aware of its technological benefits, but they faced issues related to the variety of mobile device designs and also motivational factors that prevented them from fully utilising the devices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4877/40192
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile devices, mobile application, potential barriers, motivational factors, older people
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
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: 22 Dec 2014 14:37
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 11:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40192

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