Agile Development for the Creation of Proper Human-Computer Interfaces for the Elderly

Document Type

Conference Proceeding



Format of Original

10 p.

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Source Publication

12th International Conference, ICOST 2014, Denver, CO, USA, June 25-27, 2014, Revised Papers

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Original Item ID

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-14424-5_4


While computers may greatly enhance the lives of the elderly, many software developers fail to create human-computer interfaces that properly appeal to elderly users. Developers often fail to take into consideration the elderly user from the beginning, and the elderly now face a variety of challenges when using most applications. We believe that the adoption of a modified agile development workflow when developing human-computer interfaces for the elderly will assist in better integrating an inclusive design into applications as early as possible. Agile development relies heavily on user feedback, which is imperative in the development of elderly-friendly human-computer interfaces where the target audience has a diverse set of abilities.


Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, ICOST - 12th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, 2014: 29-38. DOI.