Designing a mobile diet diary application with and for older adults with AMD:a case ctudy

Hakobyan, Lilit, Lumsden, Jo, O'Sullivan, Dympan and Bartlett, Hannah (2013). Designing a mobile diet diary application with and for older adults with AMD:a case ctudy. IN: Proceedings of the 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013). GBR: British Computer Society.

Abstract

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the UK’s leading cause of severe visual impairment amongst the elderly. It accounts for 16,000 blind/partial sight registrations per year and is the leading cause of blindness among people aged 55 years and older in western countries (Bressler, 2004). Our research aims to design and develop a self-monitoring, ability-reactive technology (SMART) for users with AMD to support their dietary-based AMD risk mitigation and progression retardation over time. In this paper, we reflect on our experience of adapting and applying a participatory design (PD) approach to support the effective design of our application with and for older adults with AMD. We introduce the outcome of a series of PD sessions with older adults with AMD - that is, a paper prototype of our proposed application which focuses on accessibility for our target users - and discuss implications for the eventual prototype development

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer Science
Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Vision, Hearing and Language
Additional Information: © The Authors. Published by BCS L&D Ltd.
Event Title: 27th international BCS Human Computer Interaction conference
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Brunel University
Event Dates: 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: UCD,participatory design,age-related macular degeneration,older adults,mobile assistive technology,diet diary
Full Text Link: http://ewic.bcs ... ConWebDoc/51703
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Published Date: 2013-09-09
Authors: Hakobyan, Lilit ( 0000-0001-9518-4997)
Lumsden, Jo ( 0000-0002-8637-7647)
O'Sullivan, Dympan
Bartlett, Hannah ( 0000-0002-7531-6902)

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