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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 11

Proceedings of the 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Seniors’ experiences with online banking

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2017F57

Citation: Proceedings of the 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 11, pages 623627 ()

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Abstract. Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the population worldwide. This paper presents a evaluation of the user experience of two online web-banking sites from an older user's point of view. We therefore conducted a usability testing employing 12 older participants, in order to analyze the needs and issues faced by this user group when performing real-world tasks. The study involved six tasks which users were required to complete within a specific time. Most of the participants were interested in learning to use online banking. Our results show that older persons do not find web-banking sites easy or user-friendly. Our qualitative findings revealed that both of the web-banking sites we examined presented problems. Implications for the future include the need to redesign bank websites so as to include guidelines and other suggestions made in this study.


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