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Title: Navigation System based on Humane Engineering for Wheelchair Users
Authors: Nagai, Yukari
Kihara, Hironori
Keywords: Creativity
Design Engineering
Humane Engineering
Navigation System
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: The Design Society
Magazine name: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15)
Volume: 9
Start page: 11
End page: 22
Abstract: This paper discusses a social design by humane engineering, from multiple viewpoints of design domains, which consists engineering design, information design, product design, and community design. Focusing on the fun in experience, we designed a personal navigation system in order to encourage the users fun-exploring at the zoo. In this study, we consider two types of users' mobility: walk and wheelchair. We conduct an experiment to evaluate the distance to be travelled and time required to explore a zoo by both mobility methods walking and wheelchair using our proposed system and comparing it with other navigation systems. The data obtained from all sessions of the experiment time and distance of a scroll and number of operations on a device were analyzed to compare the two navigation systems. Moreover, the timing of the automatic display of the information in the zoo was highly evaluated as positive among the participants. The results of the experiment suggest that the proposed system successfully encouraged the users to fun-explore the zoo not only by walking but also if the user is on a wheelchair.
Rights: Copyright (C) 2015 The Design Society. Yukari Nagai, Hironori Kihara, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15), 9, 2015, 11-22.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/14761
Material Type: publisher
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