IDENTIFYING DESIGN OPPORTUNITY SPACES IN NEW USER INTERFACES FOR EXOSKELETON MOBILITY DEVICES
DS 77: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Kim, E.; Jeong, Y.J.; Mock, K.; Stanton Kocsik, V.; Agogino, A.M.
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
Although there are many academic researchers and practitioners who are developing exoskeleton robots for a range of applications, the user interface design for these devices has not yet been sufficiently explored. As the user interface for exoskeleton devices is the crucial link between the user and the machine, in this paper a human-centered design approach was used to 1) identify UI design opportunity spaces and four primary personas, 2) define the most critical user needs for each persona, and 3) present four concepts for new UIs for exoskeleton devices for future concept development.
Keywords: human-centered design, UI design, exoskeletons, personas, opportunity spaces