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Older Adults with AMD as Co-Designers of an Assistive Mobile Application

Hakobyan, Lilit, Lumsden, Jo and O'Sullivan, Dympna (2014) Older Adults with AMD as Co-Designers of an Assistive Mobile Application. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 6 (1). pp. 54-70. ISSN 1942-3918

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Abstract

In the UK, 20% of people aged 75 years and over are living with sight loss and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK, impacting nearly 10% of those over 80; regrettably, these figures are expected to increase in coming decades as the population ages (RNIB, 2012). This paper reports on the authors' design activities conducted for the purpose of informing the development of an assistive self-monitoring, ability-reactive technology (SMART) for older adults with AMD. The authors reflect on their experience of adopting and adapting the PICTIVE (Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives through Video Exploration) participatory design approach (Muller, 1992) to support effective design with and for their special needs user group, reflect on participants' views of being part of the process, and discuss the design themes identified via their PD activities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 15:27
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 15:27
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3166

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