Easy Phone is a new simple interface for touch screen phones,
optimized for old people and seniors.
Easy Phone is now KoalaPhone! www.koalaphone.com
Most phones have a touch screen display,
but their interface is very difficult to use for old people.
Seniors have eye & vision problems, but they do not feel old yet!
They want to be active, communicate with friends, use a camera.
Easy Phone is optimized for simple touch input.
All items are large, contacts have photos.
The interface is based on a research in CTU in Prague
and on many usability tests with old people.
Easy Phone looks like a classic feature phone.
Lists of contacts, messages and applications are enlarged.
It completely replaces system panels and notifications.
Interface is very smooth, animated and fully
accelerated on a GPU.
Easy Phone will be available for Android 2.3 and newer.
Tomáš Slavíček, Josef Slavíček
support [at] tomasslavicek.cz
We have performed a qualitative and a quantitative research how old people use their phones, identified their capabilities and summarized recommended accessibility guidelines. We have designed the prototype, tested it and did an empiric evaluation: download the Master's thesis (20 MB)
Slides from the UX Monday talk, Easy Phone - The smartphone for seniors
(in Czech language).