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Title: Lay-user characteristics reflected by their interaction with a digital camera and a blood pressure monitor
Authors: Cifter, AS
Dong, H
Keywords: User characteristics;Lay user;Medical device;Product adaptation;Instruction;Errors
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Cambridge
Citation: CWUAAT 5th Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, Cambridge University, Cambridge. March 22-25, 2010
Abstract: There is an increasing and evolving demand from the end-user market for the adaptation of products originally designed for professional-use to the use of lay people, for example, home use medical devices. However, there is a lack of understanding of lay user characteristics by product designers. This paper reports a study investigating lay user characteristics reflected by their interaction with digital products. A digital camera and a digital blood pressure monitor were tested with different user groups: 10 able-bodied young people; 10 healthy older people (65+) and 10 disabled people; and lay user characteristics were summarised.
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ISSN: 0963-5432
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Dept of Design Research Papers

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