Focusing on elderly: an iTV usability evaluation study with eye-tracking

Marianna Obrist, Regina Bernhaupt, Elke Beck, Manfred Tscheligi

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Elderly people often experience difficulties using interactive TV. This paper presents the findings of a usability evaluation study in combination with eye-tracking conducted for an information oriented interactive TV application. We explored two user groups: elderly users (50 years and above) and users between 20 and 30 years of age. Our focus was on how elderly people perceive and interpret a navigation oriented iTV application. Apart from the standard usability data we used eye-tracking data to gain more insight on why iTV usage seemed to be more difficult for the group of elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive TV
Subtitle of host publicationA Shared Experience - 5th European Conference, EuroITV 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event5th European Conference on Interactive Television, EuroITV 2007 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 24 May 200725 May 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4471 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th European Conference on Interactive Television, EuroITV 2007


  • Elderly
  • Eye-tracking
  • Interactive TV
  • Usability evaluation


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