Elderly drivers’ needs: Methodological approach and its application to the educational context

Chao Zhao, C., Popovic, V. and Ferreira, L. (2007). Elderly drivers’ needs: Methodological approach and its application to the educational context. In: Proceedings Connected 2007: International Conference on Design Education. 2007 International Conference On Design Education, University Of New South Wales; Sydney, Australia., (). 9–12 July, 2007.

Author Chao Zhao, C.
Popovic, V.
Ferreira, L.
Title of paper Elderly drivers’ needs: Methodological approach and its application to the educational context
Conference name 2007 International Conference On Design Education
Conference location University Of New South Wales; Sydney, Australia.
Conference dates 9–12 July, 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings Connected 2007: International Conference on Design Education
Place of Publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher University of New South Wales
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages not found
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of this research is to explore the travel needs of Chinese older drivers in order to assist designers to better understand current and future users’ needs. A methodological triangulation consisting of interviews, logbook and co-discovery is used to collect multiple forms of data and explore the research question. The pilot study developed an initial concept model to identify older drivers’ travel needs. Within this approach a vehicle is a “mediator” which gives a tangible expression about user’s experiences. It is envisaged that the proposed model can play an important role in design education in order to help design students to better understand the relations between culture and design. The application of the model in an educational context will focus on vehicle design as a representative example.
Subjects 130101 Continuing and Community Education
740000 - Education and Training
130309 Learning Sciences
Keyword Elderly drivers
Driving education
Research methodology
Q-Index Code E1

 
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