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A conceptual framework to determine usability criteria for family of products for older Malaysians


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Zareei, Hassan and Mohd. Yusuff, Rosnah and Syed Abdul Rashid, Sharifah Norazizan and Hussain, Mohd Rizal (2010) A conceptual framework to determine usability criteria for family of products for older Malaysians. In: 9th Pan Pacific Conference on Ergonomics (PPCOE 2010), 7 - 10 November 2010, Koahsiung, Taiwan. .

Abstract / Synopsis

This study proposes a conceptual framework which has three steps to derive and rank usability criteria for family of products related to Instrumental/Enhanced Activity of Daily Living (I/EADL). The three steps include, measuring level of functional disability by a modified IADL scale to obtain the kind and level of disability and identify related family of products, developing an initial list of recognized usability factors, and conducting Focus Group Discussion (FGD) process to develop and rank a complete list of usability crite-ria for family of products to support I/EADL. The proposed method can be used to evaluate product usability and create a helpful link between level of usability and IADL scale, thereby making better decision in purchasing each family of product for older Malaysians.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject: Older people - Malaysia
Subject: Households - Malaysia
Subject: Home economics - Malaysia - Case studies
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: usability criteria, elderly user, Malaysia, I/EADL, FGD,family products
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 16:52
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 16:53
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/9309
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