Craigslist for Older Adults (Focus Group Study)

Craigslist for Older Adults (Focus Group Study)

As part of the 6023 Human-Computer Interaction Research Methods course at Georgia Tech, this project focused on redesigning Craigslist.org towards increased accessibility for older adults.

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Abhishek Nandakumar

December 03, 2012
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  1. REDESIGNING CRAIGSLIST FOR OLDER ADULTS

  2. ATTENTION AND FOCUS + WORKING MEMORY: USE BREADCRUMBS + EXPANDABLE

    MENUS
  3. VISUALIZING HIERARCHIES SHALLOW AND BROAD HIERARCHIES ✓ ✖

  4. INHIBITING TASK-IRRELEVANT STIMULI RESPONSIVENESS TO VISUAL HIGHLIGHTING CUES REMOVE COMPETING

    AND DISTRACTING ELEMENTS ON PAGE
  5. ATTENTION AND FOCUS + WORKING MEMORY: REMINDERS OF CORE TASKS

    ON PAGES
  6. EXISTING SEMANTIC KNOWLEDGE BASE Leverage Existing Metaphors

  7. VISUAL ACUITY >= 14 pt Sans-Serif. Lorem Ipsum is simply

    dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum. Frequent Text Breaks and Sub Headers. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
  8. YELLOWING OF EYES

  9. COLOR DISCRIMINATION COLOR SENSITIVITY

  10. FINE MOTOR CONTROL DO NOT REQUIRE PRECISE MOVEMENT KEEP TARGET

    SIZE LARGE
  11. HESITANCE TO ADOPT TECHNOLOGY MAKE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGIES CLEAR

  12. TASK-DRIVEN USAGE + HESITANCE TO EXPLORE LINKS USE REPRESENTATIVE, ACTIVE

    LABELS ??
  13. FUNCTIONAL ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATOR • Titles and Labels: Missing H1 tags,

    Frames lacking title attributes and missing Labels in Form elements. Implication: Inaccurate parsing of logical divisions of the page by screen readers. • Subheadings are not nested properly Implication : Obfuscates the desired hierarchy and reading sequence • Default Language: No default language specified Implication: Problems with screen readers doing automated translations Problem of change in accent in text-to-speech systems.
  14. FUNCTIONAL ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATOR • Layout Tables: Tables used for formatting

    instead of <div> Implication : Can make difficult to determine reading order and use customized styling • Text Styling: use of discrete ‘font’, bold styling, and font position tags in the HTML Implications : Decrease in customizability and flexibility Alternative : Use Cascading Style Sheets • Missing Metatags Specifying Character Encoding Implications: creates problems for alternate rendering technology and screen readers
  15. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  16. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  17. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  18. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  19. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  20. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  21. ?? FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP STUDY

  22. None
  23. PROMINENT SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY

  24. None
  25. USE OF ACTIVE VOICE

  26. None
  27. ELIMINATE SECTION ‘GIGS’

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  29. REPOSITION EVENTS AND CALENDAR

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  31. TABBED INTERFACE OPTIONS

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  33. FONT SIZE CUSTOMIZATION

  34. SORTING

  35. SORTING

  36. FILTERS

  37. IMAGE PREVIEWS

  38. CONTEXT AWARE SEARCH

  39. None
  40. BREADCRUMBS

  41. TRANSPARENT ACTIONS

  42. THANK YOU.