“Are notifications a challenge for older people?: a study comparing two types of notifications” (authors: Iyubanit Rodríguez, Carolina Fuentes, Valeria Herskovic and José A. Pino) was accepted at HICSS 2017 (CORE A Ranking).
In this work, we developed a mobile application that asks users one question per day, and implemented two types of notifications to remind users to answer the question. We tested both notification types with 18 users over a period of 8 days (4 days per notification mode), We found that the ideal time for users to receive a notification depends on their activities (e.g. occupation or employment status) and discuss the issues that elderly users with low digital skills have when using a mobile application.