Our experiences are neither independent of the tools we use nor of our perceptions. Culture can also affect people’s conceptions upon a variety of issues, ranging from feelings of loneliness to technology usability. As for the latter, it seems that Greek older adults make use of web technologies much less than the majority of their peers in Europe. Based on the fact that psychosocial attributes can also affect technology usage, this exploratory quantitative research is an attempt to focus on the implicit factors related to Greek older adults’ usability ratings of web technologies. For this aim, a web 2.0 storytelling prototype has been demonstrated to 112 participants and an online questionnaire was applied for data collection. According to findings, older adults’ loneliness and future time perspective were associated with system usability, whereas their chronological age did not have any statistically significant relationship with usability. These outcomes, which are extensively discussed, contribute to the limited literature in the field by studying the interactions between older people’s psychosocial attributes and their perceived usability of online technologies.


Alexandrakis, D., Chorianopoulos, K., and Tselios, N. 2020. Implicit Factors Related to Greek Older Adults’ Perceived Usability of Online Technologies: An Exploratory Study. Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Association for Computing Machinery.   BibTeX