Aestimo: A Tangible Kit to Evaluate Older Adults’ User Experience

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Research units

  • University of Costa Rica
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Santiago


Surveys and questionnaires are commonly used to capture people’s experiences with technology. However, some older users experience issues when reading and filling out forms, and inexperienced computer users may not be comfortable with web-based versions. To improve the report of user experience, we designed and implemented Aestimo, a tangible interface based on a shortened version of the AttrakDiff questionnaire. The interface was evaluated during a study with 20 older adults (age avg. = 65.6). Although completing the Aestimo questionnaire took longer than a paper-and-pen version of AttrakDiff, 60% of participants
preferred Aestimo over AttrakDiff. Aestimo was found to be innovative and inviting, and to stimulate the senses and the mind. Participants liked feeling guided by the interface, and also found their experience to be playful and fun. Overall, the evaluation of Aestimo was highly positive and suggests that some user groups may benefit from the availability of innovative evaluation experiences.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 - 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
Volume11746 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceIFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleINTERACT
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    Research areas

  • User experience, Older adults, Tangible interface

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