The cognition of the elderly on the icons of smart phones

Yi Ling Tu, Chun Heng Ho

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


This paper is about how the elderly in Taiwan think when it comes to interacting with the icons on the smart devices. It is concerned that whether the icons on the smart devices nowadays are suitable for elderly people. To examine how it works, there can be categorized into two types: the abstract icons and the non-abstract icons. Due to the research, the elderly seems to be more familiar with the non-abstract icons rather than the abstract ones. Therefore, as the result from the interview, one reason shows that there seems to be some difficulties on recognizing the abstract icons for the reason that they cannot have well connection with the metaphysical meaning of the icon although they can tell the things after being informed. Another reason might be that these icons are mostly designed by the western designers rather than by the eastern designers. Therefore, under such circumstances, the cognition of itself could be varied from culture to culture. With different cultural backgrounds, there could be various explanations and cognitions on the same thing. This paper had observed and could help to know the feeling of what the elderly from Taiwan think of these modern icons used on smart devices.

主出版物標題Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research, 2018
編輯Shinichi Koyama, Toshimasa Yamanaka, Pierre Levy, Anitawati Mohd Lokman, Kuohsiang Chen
發行者Springer Verlag
出版狀態Published - 2018 一月 1
事件7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research, KEER 2018 - Kuching, Malaysia
持續時間: 2018 三月 192018 三月 22


名字Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Other7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research, KEER 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 控制與系統工程
  • 電腦科學(全部)