AN APPROACH TO INCLUDE THE LIFE SITUATION OF ELDERLY PEOPLE IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Paetzold, K.; Walter, J.; Pelizäus-Hoffmeister, H.
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
Suitable products are able to support elderly people in daily life. It is crucial to understand the future users and their needs. Interviews with elderly people are conducted by an interdisciplinary team, which asked the interviewees about their daily life, what problems arise and how products could be of help. This led to two results: support is clustered in different kinds of technical support and there are hints how products should be designed, in order to satisfy the future users. It became obvious to know not only the activity, which causes problems, but also the reason for it.