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Title: Eliciting user requirements with older adults: Lessons from the design of an interactive domestic alarm system
Authors: Lines, L
Keywords: Focus groups
Interactive domestic alarm systems
Older adults
User requirements capture
Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Universal Access in the Information Society. 3(2): 141-148
Abstract: This paper documents how methodological challenges were addressed when identifying user requirements for an Interactive Domestic Alarm System (IDAS) designed to enable older adults to live independently in their own homes for longer. A novel approach to determine possible IDAS functionality is described, and the results of focus groups conducted with older adults and care workers are reported. The paper identifies some difficulties encountered when using the focus group method with an ageing sample, and highlights the importance of careful preparatory work if this method is to be used successfully in such a context.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/3789
http://www.springerlink.com/content/v2ge8ulludq5wtwm/
ISSN: 1615-5289
1615-5297
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School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics Research Papers

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