Seniors’ Info-Inclusion Through Interactive Television: Results of a Field Trial

Telmo Silva, Hilma Caravau, Jorge Ferraz de Abreu, Liliana Reis

Abstract

Television platforms are becoming more relevant due to multiple factors, namely the interactive features that can be provided. Interactivity can effectively support citizens’ problems and needs and open a range of opportunities in several society’s sectors. One of these opportunities is related to seniors’ level of information. In this framework, to improve Portuguese seniors’ info-inclusion in subjects such as social and public services, the +TV4E project aims to develop an Interactive Television (iTV) platform to broadcast personalized content regarding these topics. This paper presents the process and the results of the +TV4E prototype evaluation considering usability and functionality. The platform was made available to a sample of seniors that used it for five weeks in their homes. After this period, the research team applied an evaluation scale and a questionnaire survey to collect data. Despite the high level of usability depicted in results, it was also possible to identify a set of features that should be improved in the final iTV platform.

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in Harvard Style

Silva T., Caravau H., Ferraz de Abreu J. and Reis L. (2018). Seniors’ Info-Inclusion Through Interactive Television: Results of a Field Trial.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-299-8, pages 134-141. DOI: 10.5220/0006730201340141


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe18,
author={Telmo Silva and Hilma Caravau and Jorge Ferraz de Abreu and Liliana Reis},
title={Seniors’ Info-Inclusion Through Interactive Television: Results of a Field Trial},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2018},
pages={134-141},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006730201340141},
isbn={978-989-758-299-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Seniors’ Info-Inclusion Through Interactive Television: Results of a Field Trial
SN - 978-989-758-299-8
AU - Silva T.
AU - Caravau H.
AU - Ferraz de Abreu J.
AU - Reis L.
PY - 2018
SP - 134
EP - 141
DO - 10.5220/0006730201340141