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Seniorer och internet: En studie om hur PROs medlemmar använder sig av internet
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Since the Internet was introduced, it has taken over faster than anyone was ever expected it to do. It has taken over how we, humans, today live our life and is expected to accomplish our errands, such as paying our bills, ordering clothes and looking up information about travelling.

With that said it is important to remember and have in thought that not everyone has the knowledge and skills to use the Internet, this because of the extreme development that the Internet brings.

As mentioned above there is one group of people that has been called the “forgotten group” when it comes to the expansion of Internet, and those are the seniors. Most of the seniors today have difficulties using the Internet due to either lack of knowledge or due to the size of the text on the websites, as well as the different color combinations. Since the seniors today have special needs on how to easily use a website, they are forgotten since most websites aren’t developed for seniors.

However, sometimes appearances are deceiving and that is what this study has shown us.

By questionnaire and interview study, the result of this study has showed us that the majority of the informants do use Internet, but they have special needs when it comes to the design on a website, and that includes color combinations, sizes of the text as well as on how to navigate from one page to another.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Senior, Internet, usage, Swedish National Pensioners Organisation (PRO)
National Category
Media Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21586OAI: diva2:691258
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved

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