Senior DT- A Design Thinking Method to Improve Requirements Engineering for Elderly Citizens

Creators: Jussli, Alexandra and Gewald, Heiko
Title: Senior DT- A Design Thinking Method to Improve Requirements Engineering for Elderly Citizens
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) IEEE 29th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW) ; Vol. 1
Event Location: Notre Dame, IN, USA
Event Dates: September, 20-24, 2021
Projects: CROSS
Page Range: pp. 240-247
Date: 2021
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): Requirement engineers face challenges in assessing the needs of elderly citizens, who typically differ a lot in terms of experiences, perspectives, and cognition. Design Thinking (DT) is a promising methodology for overcoming these barriers because it offers a structured approach for assessing users’ needs and developing new ideas. However, DT needs to be adapted to the specifics of older participants to fully grasp these users’ insights. For instance, the endurance of older participants is limited, and collaboration with other stakeholders is hampered due to decreasing physical, cognitive, and psychological capacity. This research utilizes a design science approach for developing the SeniorDT methodology. The core objectives of the SeniorDT method are the support of the older participants’ engagement, the gathering of deep user insights, and the facilitation of the elderlies’ collaboration with other workshop participants. The method is tested in a real-life workshop setting and evaluated by observation, group discussions and interviews.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Jussli, Alexandra and Gewald, Heiko (2021) Senior DT- A Design Thinking Method to Improve Requirements Engineering for Elderly Citizens. In: (Proceedings of the) IEEE 29th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW) ; Vol. 1, September, 20-24, 2021, Notre Dame, IN, USA, pp. 240-247. ISBN 9781665418980

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