Outdoor-navigation in public spaces for the elderly visually impaired

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Outdoor-navigation in public spaces for the elderly visually impaired

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dc.contributor.author Widqvist, Elias
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-13T13:46:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-13T13:46:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30838
dc.description.abstract The elderly visually impaired is not only a neglected user group within interaction design but also a large one in our society. Within this user group, I discovered that they do not get enough exercise because of their inability to move in public spaces without feeling unsafe. To feel safe, they would have to use both their rollator and their white cane at the same time; an impossibility. This paradoxical issue brings forth design opportunities of both physical artifacts with combined effectiveness of a white cane and a rollator. Also, it includes an exploration with a user-centered design approach on how haptic feedback could help them navigate. Haptics being the suitable alternative for a non-visual interaction. An add-on attached to the existing rollator with sensors and haptic feedback would enhance the feeling safety of an elderly visually impaired and would enable them to move in public spaces to get their exercise. en_US
dc.format.extent 55 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject universal design en_US
dc.subject inclusive design en_US
dc.subject haptics en_US
dc.subject visually impaired en_US
dc.subject safety en_US
dc.subject user-centered design en_US
dc.subject elderly en_US
dc.subject usability en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject interaction design en_US
dc.title Outdoor-navigation in public spaces for the elderly visually impaired en_US
dc.type M2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok Technology en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Kozel, Susan
dc.contributor.supervisor Svarrer Larsen, Henrik
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 K3
mahlocal.xprt.program Interaktionsdesign (bachelor)
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