Survey report of recent researches on usability evaluation for elderly people in Japan

Tomokazu Shimada, Michiko Ohkura

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Abstract

Since Japanese society continues to age rapidly, we must help elderly people live safe, peaceful, and comfortable lives by considering the usability of such industrial products and environments as IT devices, home electric appliances, public devices, and public facilities. However, usability evaluation methods remain unestablished because little research has addressed usability for elderly people. In this paper, we surveyed recent research on the usability of industrial products for elderly people in Japan and classified it and the usability evaluations. We identified future necessary research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Usability Evaluation Part I
PublisherCRC Press
Pages276-285
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781439870259
ISBN (Print)9781439870242
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Elderly people
  • Industrial products
  • Usability
  • Usability evaluation methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shimada, T., & Ohkura, M. (2012). Survey report of recent researches on usability evaluation for elderly people in Japan. In Advances in Usability Evaluation Part I (pp. 276-285). CRC Press.