Software Usability for Different Age Groups
Authors: Naila Bushra
Abstract: The writers of software are the people who have sound knowledge about all the technicalities that take place behind the scene. But these people are not the sole users of the software. In this modern era of scientific evolution, the usage of software in day-to-day life is inevitable. Scientists have been working for ages to make human lives better and the creation of smart software has boosted this advancement to a great extent. The majority of the world population has access to some sort of software that they use irrespective of their age and gender. However, the real question is, as the rate of software usage is increasing rapidly, is there any effort being made to simplify the way users should interact with software? In this paper, we propose a guideline for developing age-neutral software interfaces. For the sake of limiting the scope of this study, we will only consider software systems that we use in our personal devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones, notepads, and kindles, etc.
Keywords: Software Usability, generalized usage of software, age-neutral software
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