The Effects of Font Size and Page Presentation Method of E-Book Reading on Small Screens for Older Adults

  • Wang-Chin Tsai
  • Yi-Lin Ro
  • Ya-Tzu Chang
  • Chang-Franw Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6767)


It is predictable that the E-book market would attract more and more older customers, and has the potential benefits for older adults to interact with technology and enjoy the reading pleasure. The main purpose of this research is to investigate the effects with font sizes and page presentation methods for the E-Book reading performance. 24 older adults, ages 62 to 70, participated in the study. Reading speed and accuracy were measured and subjective satisfaction assessment of older adults recorded. The results indicate that reading with flip page method of E-book caused significantly higher reading speed than reading with scrollbar page method. Subjective results showed that older adults preferred 14 font size and more positive comments showed a preference with flip page presentation method.


Older adults E-book Font size Page presentation method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang-Chin Tsai
    • 1
  • Yi-Lin Ro
    • 1
  • Ya-Tzu Chang
    • 1
  • Chang-Franw Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of DesignNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyTouliuTaiwan, R.O.C.

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