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A survey of the design needs of older and disabled people

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posted on 29.06.2015, 14:05 by Ruth Oliver, Diane GyiDiane Gyi, J. Mark Porter, Russell MarshallRussell Marshall, Keith CaseKeith Case
The challenges facing design teams with respect to older and physically disabled people are only now beginning to be addressed, largely due to the fact that the population is ageing. In order for designers to consider the needs of these people and design inclusively, it is necessary to understand the requirements and preferences that are experienced in Activities of Daily Life (ADL), as people interact with everyday products, environments, and systems. This paper presents the results of a survey into the needs of older and disabled people today. The results show that, despite advances in technology and design, participants still have difficulty performing the everyday activities that most of us take for granted.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society 2001 'Contemporary Ergonomics 2001', the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society

Pages

365 - 370

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OLIVER, R. ... et al, 2001. A survey of the design needs of older and disabled people. IN: Hanson, M.A. (ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 2001 [: the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK]. London: Taylor & Francis, pp.365-370

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© Taylor & Francis

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Publication date

2001

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This is a conference paper.

ISBN

0415250730

Language

en

Location

Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK

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