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Designing Tangible Interactions for Aged Users Though Interactive Technology Prototyping

  • Wei LiuEmail author
  • Yanrui Qu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)

Abstract

This research aims to explore how to bring the richness of tangible interaction designs into the everyday living and working contexts of the aged users. To do so, we introduced an interactive technology design at two Chinese Universities, for the first time interactive prototyping skills become important for their undergraduate and graduate students to learn and practice. In an interactive prototyping course, a number of prototypes designed for aged users were built and experienced. From these prototypes, experiences for regularly running interaction design education based on traditional industrial design education were discussed.

Keywords

Interaction design Interaction qualities User experience Interactive design technology Context of use Aged users 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank all students for their enthusiasm and hard work. We thank Aadjan van der Helm and Marco Rozendaal for their knowledge. We thank Microsoft Research Asia for their support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Beijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina

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