Advertisement

A Study of User Needs for the ‘Techno Kitchen’

  • Martin Maguire
  • Colette Nicolle
  • Russell Marshall
  • Ruth Sims
  • Clare Lawton
  • Sheila Peace
  • John Percival
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 174)

Abstract

A project, Transitions in Kitchen Living (TiKL) has been conducted to study kitchen histories and current use by older people. A multidisciplinary team developed a common interview methodology to collect people’s personal kitchen histories and their views on their current kitchen. Now and in the future ambient assistance and applied electronic technology might provide additional functionality to make kitchens easier to use for all ages. This paper relates some of these technical developments to user needs identified in the TiKL project and reports on the results of a survey to obtain older people’s views on them.

Keywords

kitchen advanced technology older people people with disabilities 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Gill, J.: Ambient intelligence - paving the way - how integrated services can deliver a more inclusive society. In: EU RTD Framework project COST 219 (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Maguire, M., Nicolle, C., Marshall, R., Sims, C., Lawton, L., Peace, S., Percival, J.: A study of the age-friendliness of kitchens. In: INCLUDE Conference, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London (April 18-20 , 2011)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Sims, R.E., Marshall, R., Maguire, M., Nicolle, C., Lawton, C., Peace, S., Percival, J.: Older people’s experiences of their kitchens: Dishes and wishes, Contemporary and Human Factors 2011. In: Anderson, M. (ed.) Proceedings of Ergonomics & Human Factor 2011, Stoke Rochford, UK, April 12-14, pp. 387–393. Taylor & Francis Group, London (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Maguire
    • 1
  • Colette Nicolle
    • 1
  • Russell Marshall
    • 1
  • Ruth Sims
    • 1
  • Clare Lawton
    • 1
  • Sheila Peace
    • 2
  • John Percival
    • 2
  1. 1.Loughborough Design SchoolLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Health & Social CareThe Open UniversityWalton HallUK

Personalised recommendations