- Digital Calendar for the ElderlyThe objective of this project, was the development of an application that could help elderly people in their daily activities.
This project was developed during 6 months in my first year of the Master (Computer Science - Multimedia Systems) at Instituto Superior Técnico.http://www.ist.utl.pt/
It was developed with Microsoft Expression Blend 4.http://www.microsoft.com/expression/produhttp://www.silverlight.net/
It was developed with a Participatory Human Centered Design cycle:design, test, evaluate, listen and redesign.
- Ientifying Stakeholders:
We were proposed to develop an application to help elderly people in their daily activities: home support, social networks, group activities, volunteer work, etc..
Having that in mind, we tried to figure out some possible stakeholders:
We used semi-structured interviews to gather the maximum information of users' needs.
- Cultural ProbesTo "extract" some more information from our final users, we used cultural probes. With them we tried to encourage users to have new ideas. We focused on identifying three aspects:
One of the tasks in the cultural probes:
We did workshops with the elderly so that they could evolve in the design of the system.
- Requisits List
- Low Fidelity Prototypes
- Functional Prototype
- 1- Choosing User Calendar
- 2- Calendar Without Tasks
- 3- Inserting a Task
- 4- Calendar with Tasks