Simple pen interaction performance of young and older adults using handheld computers

@article{Hourcade2008SimplePI,
  title={Simple pen interaction performance of young and older adults using handheld computers},
  author={Juan Pablo Hourcade and Theresa R. Berkel},
  journal={Interacting with Computers},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={166-183}
}
Several experiments have documented how older adults have greater difficulty using input devices than young adults. None of these experiments, however, have provided information on the challenges faced by older adults when using pens to interact with handheld computers. To address this need, we conducted a study comparing the performance of twenty 18–22 year olds, twenty 50–64year olds, and twenty 65–84year olds conducting selection and steering tasks. We found that for the most part, older… CONTINUE READING
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