A Systematic Review of Usability Engineering Management Studies for the Aging Population-UEM4Aging


  • Anam Ashraf North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power (NCWU), Henan, China
  • Xiaoxian Zhu Teesside University Business School, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
  • Jianhua Liu North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power (NCWU), Henan, China
  • Qasim Rauf North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power (NCWU), Henan, China


Usability Management, Systematic review, Usability Engineering, SS, Usability for older age, Old aging, Aging population, Human computer Interaction, UEM4Aging, User Centered Design, older adults, User Interfaces, Software Usability Management, Usability management for senior citizens


Usability management is one of the core elements of any software to make it efficient and effective. Unfortunately, most of the time usability as well as its management is neglected while developing software that may result as ineffective and inefficient software design. In different eras different researchers performed studies to highlight the management of usability and to show its importance. Due to the increase in the aging population, the concern for the aging population assistances of each equipment becomes to be necessary. Number of Steps has been taken so far to help out the aging population but remained limited to visual considerations, such as stronger contrasts or larger characters on the displays and printing, or such physical characteristics as the ease for pressing buttons. In this paper, our focus is to perform a systematic review (SR) of usability management specifically for the aging population/senior citizens and its limitations. The systematic review aims to address three research questions: 1) What is the current status of usability management/usability engineering management research for the aging population/senior citizen around the globe? As we found that the literature on usability management for the aging population began in 1992 and increased thereafter, there is a lack of organized research teams and dedicated usability management journals for researching the aging population. High-impact theoretical studies are scarce. On the application side, no original and systematic research frameworks have been developed. The understanding and definition of usability and usability management is not well synchronized with international norms. 2) What are the existing methods, approaches, frameworks and practices that are currently being used in usability engineering management for the aging population? 3) What are the limitations of usability engineering management for the aging population/senior citizen?

Purpose of this study is to identify the current research problems, existing studies for providing valid solution to these problems and will find out the limitations of existing work for covering the existing problems in usability engineering management specifically for the aging population. This will be done by performing quantitative literature of different databases and all the results will be gathered by analyzing and summarizing the statistical data using “R Studio”. Remedial techniques for handling the limitation of usability engineering management will be planned in future for the aging population.


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Ashraf, A. ., Zhu, X. ., Liu, J. ., & Rauf, Q. . (2020). A Systematic Review of Usability Engineering Management Studies for the Aging Population-UEM4Aging. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 50(2), 190–214. Retrieved from https://gssrr.org/index.php/JournalOfBasicAndApplied/article/view/11008