Date of Award
Donald W. Carr
aging friendly, elderly, older adults, roommate, tactile, TUI
Arts and Humanities
This thesis focuses on helping older adults find an ideal co-living roommate via physical interaction design. The literature review suggests that almost all of the existing systems and products for roommate-finding currently in the market rely on digital devices. For older adults, this is a problem because they are not proficient at using computers or other smart devices ("Tech Adoption"). A tactile (physical) interface is an appropriate interface for elderly users for a roommate finding product (Güldenpfennig and Fitzpatrick, 1). This thesis proposes a design intervention that uses a tactile interface to solve this problem. The resulting design creates a positive and comfortable experience that responds to an elderly user group.
GUO, JIA, "A Tactile Interface to Assist Older Adults in Finding a Roommate" (2019). Theses - ALL. 369.