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  • 1. Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly Group A 2009-10-15
  • 2. Target Group Urban area Target GroupSome background info Income & education level•Aged population in China(until 2006)•149 million•39 million in urban area (26%)•48.9% male, 51.1% female• Elderly in urban area•Only 16.4% NOT educated Rural area•37.2% want to live with their children•85.4% CAN take care of themselvesSO our TARGET GROUP is elderly people in urban area who are literate and have experience withsome electronic device like TV/fridge/air-conditioner but NOT so much with computer/cellphone. ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 3. Target GroupFeatures:•60 or above.•Relatively healthy, maybe have some certain diseases.•Most live by themselves.•Have strong emotional attachment with their children and want more connection with them.•Literate, but not familiar or comfortable with complicated operations of a electronic device.Stakeholders:•FAMILY, especially their children•Doctors•Neighbors/people who live in the same community•Friends ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 4. Persona Hypothesis Verified The verified Segment1 Segment2 segment •City/Town •City/Town (after quantitative •Male •Female • Mainly relying on the family • Mainly relying on the family research) • Not always with children •Not always with children •Having several friends •Most time staying at home •Certain experience with simple •Certain experience with devices simple devices Persona (a model of each typical segment) Song Ziming Wang Qiaoyun ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 5. Persona1 Introduction 5:30 in the morning, Song as usual, cleaned up and was ready to go out. Song was a primary school teacher in the past, after his retirement he wrote calligraphy as a way of physical exercise. Song walk to the central square, simply did some warm-up exercise. He began to write with a brush on the ground typing. A few friends who also did exercise passing here from time to time, Song greeted them happily and engaged in small talk. 7:50, Song got home, his wife has cooked the porridge for him. Song talked about the weather and people him met, while packed his things in preparation for a meal. 8:00, Song’s favorite health programs was beginning, so he turned on the TV and enjoyed the breakfast. After breakfast, Song took some cardiovascular drugs and age calcium. Then he went to the balcony playing with his beloved flowers. 12:00, his received a phone call from his son, that grandchildren would come home at weekend night to eat dinner, Grandpa is very pleased to chat for grandson and family things. Grandpa remembered daughters recent poor health, so called her daughter and told her to go home for dinner on weekends . 14:00 Song went out to the downstairs to play chess with his fellows. 17:00 Song went back to help wife make dinner. 19:00 watched the news and weather forecasts. After dinner, had a walk with his wife near their apartment. 20:30 went home to prepare a rest Personal information Cell phone and digital contents using information Location: Xi’an, Shaan Xi province Brand: Motorola Live with wife,often Age: 66 Frequently used function: telephone, contact list, alarm clock contact children by phone Family status: wife, 2 children, 2 grand children, People who he contact with: Children, grandchildren busy with work, work in the same city Leisure time: exercising, calligraphy, watching TV Song Ziming & listening to the radio ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 6. Persona2 Introduction Her husband died many years ago. She have two daughters and a son. The son works in the city, his daughters live close to her. She has heart disease and slight amnesia, her daughters often come back to look after her. 6:30 Wang washed up, she rode a tricycle cart to morning market . 8:00 Wang bought some fresh vegetables, fruits, and some household items to home. 8:30 Wang had some breakfast. Turned on the radio for her favorite opera program. 9:00 Wang cleaned and arranged vegetables and fruit. 10:00 neighbors Zhang came around to her home and has a chatter with her. 11:30 the young daughter and eldest daughter came back from work to accompany my grandmother preparing the lunch. They have the lunch with her and ask about the physical condition. After the lunch, they helped her clear the house. 13:00 Song telephoned several old friends ,called them to play majiang and drink tea at home. 18:30 After dinner, her son called her and asked her health condition, reminded her to take medication, fix a day to consult the doctor next time in the city . 21:00 ready to rest Self information Location: Anji, Zhejiang province Cell phone and digital contents using information Live alone,have heart Age: 71 Brand: Nokia disease,need care from Family status:3 children,2 grand children,1 work Most frequently used function: telephone children in the city, far from her People who she contact with: Children, grandchildren, her fellows Leisure time: majiang, buy food materials, chatting with the neighbors, listening Wang Qiaoyun to Radio ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 7. We summarized 2 personas’ common features: Hard to find the Two many steps into Contact list name/number for the right person Make a mistake hang up The two button looks too similar button with the dial Disadvantages button Of Never know how to use Over complicated operation Present Phone the message function Often make wrong Character too small operation Contact with children Easy to telephone Supervise their health remind taking the medicine. measure the pulse COMMAN Provide the information Discout about the food, weather forecast, NEEDS about life feast dat and other life information Have certain radio entertainment function ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 8. Current communication device Normal mobile : Too much function is not necessary while some important function is absent for old people. Variable form seems strange and faraway to the old people’s life. ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 9. Current communication deviceAdvantages: More functions suitable for elderly people Friendly to fingers Simple to useDisadvantages: Easy to break when falls Not easy to search contact The way of charge is not convenient ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 10. Assistant deviceAudiphonesBlood pressure detectionElectronic crutchesThese devices are specially designed for the elderlybut the function is unitary ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 11. DESIGN BRIEFEasy communication Convenient to search& dial, for example SOS calls speed dial…Medical assistance Sense heart rate blood pressure reminder of taking medicine smoke detector…Life assistance Weather broadcast lunar calendar memo…Entertainment Peking opera crosstalk certain news appointment…Easy to use Huge buttons, easy to charge the battery… ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 12. ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 13. Word amplified 2 1Sound amplified ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 14. 3 7 5 4 6 ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 15. More conceptsRegularly send messages to remind children to call parentsA special call in a group to play chess/poker/majiang.Detector for smoke/ultraviolet light to protect the elderly…… ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 16. Our goal concept final ED call Dialing Easy to communicate =Easy Pure and simple ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 17. Evaluation of concepts Specification Easy to Easy to Monitoring Medicine Entertainment Life Easy to use Total (weight) dial find health reminder (3) assistance (similar to (5) contact condition (3) (3) elderlyConcept (5) (4) behaviors)(scoring 0~2) (4)Like a phone book 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 28 Volume up when 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8pressed against ear Heart rate &blood 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 12 pressure detector Memo & reminder 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 13 A radio phone 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 17 rss information 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 16 Call in service for 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 a group game or relatives ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 18. The winning conceptAfter evaluation, we got a winner: A phone like an address book.Its features: •Has an address book, in which every page contain one contact’s photo/number/information/etc •One can turn to a certain page and hit the dial button, then the phone will call the contact on that page. •It doesn’t looks like a phone, but a nice leather-covered notebook.It may also have following hidden functions: •Reminder or memo . •RSS information like weather report or discount information of local supermarkets. •Sending messages to remind children to visit the elderly. ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 19. RSS information Contact list/phone book Buttons : easy to dial Our concept should be… Memo Reminder Write down Leather covered Alarm clock one’s numberED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 20. More sketching Solution 1 ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 21. Modeling &more details----Solution 1 The first page has a small A fine hidden screen, leather on which there cover, not LV can be branded information maybe… The pages are made such as time, from electronic paper. weather, etc. So when the elderly writes down a name and the number ,the device will recognize the number and memorize it. If one want to call this number, he just need to turn to this page and hit the dial button. ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 22. Scenario– how to use ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 23. More sketchingSolution 2 ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 24. Modeling &more details----Solution 2 The first page is a small hidden screen. The elderly can switch it into different functions by pressing the button in the middle. Available services ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 25. Scenario– how to use ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly
  • 26. Our group Qiu yiwu Thank you! Shen Meiying Chen Si Sun Xin Gao Shanshan ED call Design a Hand-held Communication Unit for the Elderly