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|Title:||Eliciting user requirements with older adults: Lessons from the design of an interactive domestic alarm system|
|Keywords:||Focus groups;Interactive domestic alarm systems;Older adults;User requirements capture|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Computer Science|
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers
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