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Sometimes, I think these sorts of problems can be resolved with an additional helper like an icon or something of the sort. Sometimes a UI can suffer from trying to simplify too much. However the use of colour and iconography might clear things up a bit. In the case of your batman example, if I got it right, red is always linked to catwoman, and blue is ...


While I was unable to get a direct empirical study about color psychology for elders, I have gathered a few resources that can answer your question. Resene is a color and paint technology company that published an article about using the right colors for elders. Quoting from the article: Older people can be drawn to soft pastels but they may not have ...


Please have a look at the MIUI lite mode option (XIAOMI), it gives partial answer to your question. About lite mode "The Lite Mode is good for first time smartphone users and the elderly since it doesn't overwhelm with the hundreds of options, settings and apps part of the Android smartphone experience. One can reboot to the full-fledged UI mode by going to ...


I think contrasting colors are the key here, as eye sight weakens when we get older. But what are the colors elderly people prefer? Seems that this is the question for which you should seek answers from other disciplines, first that came to mind was interiors of nursing homes and hospitals. Designers of these spaces might have some insights on the matter.


Since the older generations primarily are used to consuming information in print, I think a good reference would be books and magazines that they read.


I'd recommend getting rid of zebra striping. It's often considered chart junk more than it's considered helpful. If you need to group rows, do it with a visual divider line: --------------- apples 12 bananas 47 oranges 16 --------------- sausage 3 hamburger 72 --------------- ketchup 7 mustard 9 --------------- ...


You could add a simple border to the bottom of the last row in any given grouping. That way, even if the colors match between groups, there will still be a definitive marker between them.

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