User centred design for mobility aids
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Johanna Schmidt, Marell Illés and Kristin Paetzold
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
Products for elderly people are often not very usable. In this paper a case study is described, where users of walkers were asked how satisfied they are with their walking aid and which problems they experience. The outcome of this was not only a better understanding of the users in handling their walkers, but some difficulties in using interviews as method to get requirements could be detected.