The influence of age in usability testing.

@article{Sonderegger2016TheIO,
  title={The influence of age in usability testing.},
  author={Andreas Sonderegger and Sven Schmutz and J{\"u}rgen Sauer},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={
          291-300
        }
}
The effects of age in usability testing were examined in an experiment. Sixty users from two age groups (M = 23.0 yrs, M = 58.1 yrs) operated two technical devices (keyboard-based and touchscreen-based smartphones). In addition to various performance measures (e.g. task completion time, task completion rate), several subjective measures were taken (e.g. perceived usability, affect, and workload). The results showed better performance scores for younger adults than older adults for task… CONTINUE READING

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