The Digital Book Design from a point of View of the Universal Design

Won-Seok Yang
Shibaura Institude of Technology, Japan

Yurie Takahashi
Shibaura Institude of Technology, Japan

Wang-Mi Seok
Okayama Prefectural University Department of Aesthetic Design, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:55, s. 651-660

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The average life expectancy extends; independence spiritual not only physically has also become important for the elderly. E-books can be easily adapted for increased visual acuity in the elderly by adjusting the brightness of the font size; font; spacing; screen; etc. In the future; more effort should be applied to improving the applications of E-books for more than just the average person who likes to read. Considering the needs of the elderly in the continued design of the E-book; will greatly add to the value of this device. E-books can make reading more enjoyable for the elderly if they can take advantage of digital device reading. However; the needs of the elderly are not met sufficiently in the existing E-book. This study proposes a design for the E-book that the elderly can easily use and clarifies the elements that affect operability. It is hoped that designing the E-book in consideration for the elderly and further development of the E-book market will lead to an increase in the elderly population taking advantage of this digital device.


Elderly people; E-book; Interface Design; Universal Design


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