Perceptions of Digital Assistants From Early Adopters Aged 55+

Lyndsie M. Koon, Sean A. Mcglynn, Kenneth A. Blocker, Wendy A. Rogers

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Voice-activated digital assistants have the potential to assist adults aging-in-place with a variety of everyday tasks and leisure activities. To understand this potential, semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore perceptions and attitudes from current adult users based on the models of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model. Several model factors were identified as influential in the initial and continued use of the digital assistants. Results indicate the need for an effective instructional protocol to promote successful interactions during the learning phase and for continued engagement with novel abilities of the digital assistants.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalErgonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications
Issue number1
Early online dateApr 25 2019
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • digital assistants
  • aging-in-place
  • technology acceptance
  • design guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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