CN&SC got two papers accepted in the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015.
HCI International 2015, the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, will be held in Los Angeles in early August. The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set within the LNCS/LNAI/CCIS series.
The two accepted papers are:
- Why age is not that important? An ageing perspective on computer anxiety, by Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol and Loredana Ivan.
We analyze the role of the variable “age” for the study of a mobile computer anxiety scale among a sample of 158 individuals 55+ in Romania. Results confirm a positive influence of age on mobile computer anxiety which is mediated by both socio-economic variables and computer experience. However, age is not the relevant dimension to explain computer anxiety, as the other variables have higher explanatory capacity.
- Older people’s attitude towards mobile communication in everyday life: Digital literacy and domestication processes, by Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia, Francesca Belotti, and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol.
Older people’s attitude towards mobile communication constitutes a privileged perspective for analyzing domestication processes of digital technologies. By means of a qualitative case study conducted in Italy, we study older users’ motivations and usage practices. We focus on perceptions of mobile phones, adoption and domestication of mobile phones, as well as on usage skills.
Both papers belong to the thematic area Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population and are part of the affiliated conference 1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population.