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Subjektive Adaptionsfähigkeit im Kontext der alternssensiblen Produktentwicklung

Subjektive Adaptionsfähigkeit im Kontext der alternssensiblen Produktentwicklung

Year: 2014

Section: Nutzerzentrierte Produktentwicklung

Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack

Author: Stefan T. Kamin, Thomas Luft, Jörg Miehling, Bettina Williger, Frieder R. Lang, Sandro Wartzack

Series: DfX

Institution: Friedrich-Alexander-Universit

Section: Nutzerzentrierte Produktentwicklung

Pages: 99-110

ISBN: 978-3-941492-79-0

Abstract

Successful user involvement in user-centered product development should
consider the motivational differences of older adults. We explored the influence of motivation when evaluating new technological products. We report
findings based on the Subjective Technology Adaptivity Inventory – a measure of inter-individual differences in the motivation to use technology. Older
adults participated in focus groups over a period of one year. Sessions involved the subjective evaluation of different technological products. Findings
suggest that subjective technology adaptivity was associated with higher perceived usefulness of products. This association was stronger with increasing
age. We discuss the findings with regard to the development of technological
products for older adults.

Keywords: User-centered product development, User involvement, Aging, Subjective Technology Adaptivity Inventory

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