DEMONSTRATING A METHODOLOGY FOR OBSERVING AND DOCUMENTING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND INTERACTION
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Wilkinson C.R., De Angeli A.
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
A methodology was developed for capturing human behaviour as part of a participatory design approach to creating an intelligent mobility aid for older people. The project aimed to anticipate user intent and predict paths posing minimal risk of collision by way of a prediction engine. The paper describes initial work that examined interaction during a simulated shopping activity and categorised behaviour in terms of active and reactive behaviours. This article informs the direction of the project and future studies with the potential to feed directly into the prediction engine’s development.