A Study on the Usability of Facebook on Mobile Devices with Emphasis on Brazilian Elderly Users

  • Anna Beatriz Dias Morais
  • Rodrigo Duarte SeabraEmail author
  • Adriana Prest Mattedi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


Demographic data has shown the ageing of the Brazilian population and an increase in the use of the Internet by this group. In parallel, new information technologies and, especially, the use of mobile devices, has multiplied. The elderly public has shown great interest in the use of these devices, considering the benefits and facilities they can provide to their lives. In addition, the number of elderly users who access social networks has increased in recent years. This research aims to evaluate the usability of the Facebook application on mobile devices for elderly users. Age was found not to be the only factor influencing the usability of the Facebook application. Factors such as prior knowledge of the use of smartphones and social networking and personal motivation are capable of influencing the research results of usability criteria.


Smartphones Social networks Usability Older users 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Beatriz Dias Morais
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Duarte Seabra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adriana Prest Mattedi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and ComputingFederal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil

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